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We found 8 providers matching Mohs surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Creve Coeur, MO.

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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 medical specialist in dermatological immunology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hurst include cosmetic surgery, melanoma, and mohs surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hurst attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 863
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,510 - $3,456
  • Medicare Cost: $476 - $909
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 specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chi takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Chi speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Mohs surgery

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

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 is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Branham is especially interested in cosmetic procedures and rhinoplasty. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Branham trained at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His professional 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, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Hruza is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hruza average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of cosmetic surgery, laser surgery, and skin cancer. Dr. Hruza is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Hruza speaks Czech.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Laser Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 934
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $572 - $961
Dr. Martha Laurin Council, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. M. Council is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Council's practice, she is particularly interested in melanoma. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Council completed her residency training at 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

  • Medicare Volume: 558
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,510 - $3,458
  • Medicare Cost: $509 - $898
Dr. Lee S Portnoff, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3009 N Ballas Road; Suite 310a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lee Portnoff sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Portnoff accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 770
  • Uninsured Cost: $595 - $1,044
  • Medicare Cost: $526 - $947
Dr. Bradley Todd Kovach, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
969 N Mason Road; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Kovach works as a dermatologist in Saint Louis, MO. 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 is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 757
  • Uninsured Cost: $884 - $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $589 - $1,033
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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
12855 N 40 Drive; Suite 180
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Christiansen's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Christiansen graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,865 - $2,978
  • Medicare Cost: $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.