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We found 4 providers matching cryosurgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare Open Access near Saint Louis, MO.

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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. He has a special interest in liver transplant. Dr. Chapman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Liver Tumor, 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's specialties are musculoskeletal radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. His clinical interests include vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Hillen's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hillen studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hillen completed residency programs at the University of Missouri Health System, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Kyphoplasty, 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's areas of specialization are pediatric radiology and vascular & interventional radiology. His clinical interests include uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Dr. Saad honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Saad speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,781
  • Medicare Cost: $466
Dr. Seung Kwon Kwon Kim, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
510 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Seung Kim is a specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kim graduated from Kyung Hee University School of Medicine. In addition to English, 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.