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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 specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Branham include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and revision rhinoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and VA St. Louis Health Care System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Palmetto Health Richland and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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 areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Chesterfield, MO. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maack's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Progress West Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Maack's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Eva Hurst practices dermatological immunology and MOHS-micrographic surgery in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hurst completed a residency program 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. Dr. Hurst is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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. 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 medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Chi's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise consist of cosmetic surgery and rhinoplasty. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Chi speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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 works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Dr. Hruza has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, acne, and tattoo removal. His professional affiliations include Des Peres Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Hruza is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Czech.

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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 is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Council average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Council include melanoma. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Council performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Portnoff honors. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Portnoff attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kovach include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Christiansen studied medicine 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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