We found 4 providers matching cryosurgery and who accept Mercy Health Plan HMO near Saint Louis, MO.

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 is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, Dr. Chapman focuses on liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chapman attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in musculoskeletal radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Dr. Hillen attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric radiology and vascular & interventional radiology. He has a special interest in uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Dr. Saad is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Saad 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

  • 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's specialties are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Kyung Hee University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is conversant in 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.