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Dr. William C Chapman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care, Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Chapman's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Chapman's areas of expertise include liver transplant. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Chapman is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cryosurgery, Hypertension, Bile Duct Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis J Hillen, MD
Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Sports Medicine
510 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 10th Floor - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Travis Hillen sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are musculoskeletal radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Hillen has a special interest in vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and ultrasound (sonogram). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Dr. Hillen attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Problems, MRI, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nael El Said Saad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nael Saad works as a pediatric radiologist and interventional radiologist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Saad's clinical interests include uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Deep Vein Thrombosis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,781
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $466
Dr. Seung Kwon Kwon Kim, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
510 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Seung Kim practices vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include bladder cancer, abdominal imaging, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Dr. Kim is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Kim honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim graduated from Kyung Hee University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Abdominal Imaging, Bladder Cancer, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

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What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the targeted use of extreme cold to destroy unhealthy or unwanted tissue. The doctor applies the cold on the skin or injects it through a needle to reach the inside of the body, where it freezes away the problem tissue. Cryotherapy is often used to remove minor skin problems such as warts or skin tags, and it is also used to treat some small tumors.

To achieve the cold temperatures needed for cryotherapy, liquid nitrogen or argon gas is passed through a tube, which becomes cold enough to freeze cells on contact. Alternatively, liquid nitrogen can be swabbed directly onto the skin or via a spray, which applies only a specific, small amount to the skin at a time.

Because the area treated is typically very small, cryotherapy is not usually painful. There may be a sensation of cold and possibly some slight discomfort. Cryotherapy is very fast and can easily be performed in a doctor’s office. It also doesn’t require stitches, because there is no cutting involved. These benefits make cryotherapy a good choice for many issues, including:
  • Common warts
  • Genital warts
  • Skin tags
  • Age spots
  • Some skin cancers
  • Cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Retinoblastoma, cancer that occurs in the eye

Depending on the procedure, it usually takes three to four weeks to heal after cryotherapy. If it was done internally, you may feel sore or have a small amount of swelling the first day afterwards. If cryotherapy was performed on your skin, you will have a scab where your tissue was removed. Keep it clean and dry so it can heal.
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