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Dr. Eva Ann Hurst, MD
Specializes in Dermatological Immunology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Eva Hurst is a physician who specializes in dermatological immunology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Hurst attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hurst include cosmetic surgery, melanoma, and mohs surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hurst's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 863
  • Charge (avg.): $2,510 - $3,456
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $476 - $909
Dr. Gregory H Branham, BS, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Branham practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. These areas are among Dr. Branham's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and revision rhinoplasty. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard William Maack, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
226 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 37w
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Richard Maack's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Maack is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Maack attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Progress West Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Ptosis Repair, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jeonhwan Chi, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Chi's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Chi's clinical interests encompass cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. George J Hruza, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
14377 Woodlake Drive
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. George Hruza is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Hruza's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hruza include dermabrasion, acne, and tattoo removal. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hruza speaks Czech.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Tattoo ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 934
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000 - $1,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $572 - $961
Dr. Martha Laurin Council, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. M. Council works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Dr. Council is especially interested in melanoma. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Nail Surgery, Rosacea, Tattoo Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 558
  • Charge (avg.): $2,510 - $3,458
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $509 - $898
Dr. Lee S Portnoff, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3009 N Ballas Road; Suite 310a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lee Portnoff works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Saint Louis, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Portnoff attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 770
  • Charge (avg.): $595 - $1,044
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526 - $947
Dr. Bradley Todd Kovach, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Kovach specializes in surgical dermatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. These areas are among his clinical interests: dysport injection, eyelid surgery, and mole removal. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kovach studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Restylane, Radiesse, Neck Problems, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Eyelid Surgery, Botox ... (Read more)

Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
12855 N 40 Drive; Suite 180
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Christiansen is a specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Christiansen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 136
  • Charge (avg.): $1,865 - $2,978
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $505 - $876

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What is Mohs Surgery?

Mohs micrographic surgery is a surgical treatment for skin cancer that was developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930’s. It is the most effective technique for removing the most common types of skin cancer. For the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, Mohs has a 98-99% cure rate. The remarkable thing about Mohs is that it manages to be extremely good at removing all of the cancer cells while at the same time leaving behind most of the healthy tissue, so there is a smaller wound. This makes the procedure safer, speeds up the the recovery time, and minimizes scarring.

During Mohs surgery, skin around the cancer site is mapped out and removed in thin layers. Then each layer is examined under a microscope for cancer cells, while the surgery is in progress. If cancer cells are detected, the surgery continues and another layer is removed. If the skin is clear, the surgery can be stopped. This eliminates the guesswork for surgeons. There is no need to estimate the borders or roots of the cancer and no need to remove a margin of healthy tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

Even though Mohs has a high cure rate, is safer than other treatments, and takes less tissue, not every skin cancer is treated with Mohs. First, Mohs takes quite a bit longer than traditional surgery because each layer of skin must be carefully cut, prepped, and examined. It is also more expensive and may not always be covered by insurance. In addition, for smaller or less aggressive cancers that are easier to treat, the cure rate for non-Mohs treatments is close to that of Mohs; thus, the extra time and cost of Mohs might not be justified. Other kinds of skin cancer, such as melanoma, are hard to see under a microscope. Since melanoma is so dangerous, Mohs has traditionally not been used to treat it, as there is too much risk for missed cancer cells being left behind in the body. However, recent developments in stains (which make cancer cells more visible under a microscope) may change the role of Mohs in melanoma treatment.

Mohs microsurgery has changed the way doctors treat skin cancer in the past 80 years, and it continues to gain in popularity as it increases the effectiveness and safety of skin cancer treatment.
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