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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include liver transplant. Dr. Chapman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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: Cryosurgery, Gallstones, Hypertension, Bile Duct Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Seung Kim works in Saint Louis, MO. 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Travis Hillen's areas of specialization are musculoskeletal radiology, vascular & interventional radiology, and diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise include the following: vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and ultrasound (sonogram). Dr. Hillen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Hillen's training includes residency programs at the University of Missouri Health System, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Progress West Hospital.

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All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Cryosurgery, Sports Health, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, ... (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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