Dr. Carl W. Hanke III, MD

Dr. Carl W. Hanke III, MD


Dermatopathology | Male | 73 years old

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Dr. Hanke has a reputation for excellence in dermatologic surgery, laser, and cosmetic surgery that extends around-the-world. He is consistently...Read more

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Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We value each and every patient, and strive to provide the best possible patient experience. We so appreciate hearing about your individual experience so that we can further improve our practice. Please reach out to us by phone at 317.660.4900 if you have any questions or concerns. 

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Carmel, IN |
referred to Dr Hanke for MOHS surgery following cancer diagnosis. Excellent experience the whole way around. Quality staff, not just front office but associate doctors/nurses. Front desk staff is not overly engaging but completely effective with scheduling, check-in etc....and not my main concern.
Fishers, IN |
I was referred to Dr. Hanke for MOHS chemosurgery over 30 years ago. He and his staff were very efficient and thoroughly explained the procedure. There has been no recurrence, and I remain after so many years very grateful for Dr. Hanke's skill, knowledge, and care.
Carmel, IN |
I have been going to Dr. Hanke for almost 30 years regarding a variety of Dermatological issues and he is the best. I've recommended him to all of my family members and Friends.
I was referred to Dr. Hanke by my dermatologist for Mohs surgery. Had no problem getting a convenient appointment. He could have spent a little more time explaining the procedure and expectations of after-surgery appearance, but I have had this type of surgery before so it wasn't a big deal to me. He is very busy and a little quick. But, the outcome was very good which is all that counts in the end.
Indianapolis, IN |
I went to Dr. Hanke for a cyst removal. Because he did not completely remove the cyst, the procedure has to be repeated. I experience significant pain and discomfort after the first procedure. After spending hours in his office waiting and waiting just to see Dr. Hanke, I have decided to go to another doctor. It is very unfortunate, because Dr. Hanke was a very good doctor at one time. All of staff that had been with him for years have either quit or been fired.
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      Dr. Hanke III says...

      Dr. Hanke has a reputation for excellence in dermatologic surgery, laser, and cosmetic surgery that extends around-the-world. He is consistently listed in Best Doctors in America and America's Top Docs. Dr. Hanke is acknowledged as a Top Doc in U.S. News and World Report and Indianapolis Monthly. He has lectured to physicians at medical meetings in 25 countries and has performed live surgery in 7 countries.

      A graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine, Dr. Hanke completed a residency in the Department of Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic, and then completed fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic (Mohs Micrographic Surgery) and Indiana University School of Medicine (dermatopathology). He also earned a Master's Degree in Epidemiology from the University of Hawaii School of Public Health.

      Before founding the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, in Carmel, Indiana, in 1997, Dr. Hanke served as Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Professor of Pathology at IUSM. He was the first physician in the United States to be awarded the triple Professorship. The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana is a specialty outpatient facility dedicated to Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer, laser surgery, and aesthetic surgery. The facility is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), which assures that our healthcare organization adopts best practices and complies with nationally-recognized standards for patient safety. Our facility was the first office-based surgical facility to be accredited in the state of Indiana.

      Dr. Hanke III says...

      Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We value each and every patient, and strive to provide the best possible patient experience. We so appreciate hearing about your individual experience so that we can further improve our practice. Please reach out to us by phone at 317.660.4900 if you have any questions or concerns. 

      Dr. Hanke III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Dermatopathology
      •  Board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology
      •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Dermatology
      • Dermatopathology

      Conditions Treated

      • Actinic Keratosis
      • Aging Face
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Benign Tumor
      • Birthmark
      • Boil
      • Cancer
      • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
      • Cellulitis
      • Dermatitis
      • Folliculitis
      • Fungal Nail Infection
      • Itchy Skin
      • Keloid Scar
      • Lipedema
      • Melanoma
      • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
      • Pigmentation Disorders
      • Plantar Wart
      • Premature Aging
      • Rash
      • Ringworm
      • Rosacea
      • Seborrheic Dermatitis
      • Seborrheic Keratosis
      • Skin Aging
      • Skin Cancer
      • Skin Discoloration
      • Skin Infections
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Stretch Marks
      • Sun-Damaged Skin
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Birthmarks
      • Warts
      • Wrinkles


      • Medical School
        R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia

        Graduated in 1971

      • Internship Hospital
        Sw Affil Hosps

        Completed in 1972

      • Residency Hospital
        Cleveland Clin Fdn

        Completed in 1978

        Ind University

        Completed in 1982

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cleveland Clin Fdn

        Completed in 1979

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Iowa

        Graduated in 1971

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Professional Affiliations

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      • Dermatopathology
      • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
      • Cosmetic Dermatology
      • Cosmetic Surgery
      • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acne Scar Removal
      • Acne Surgery
      • Acne Treatment
      • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
      • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
      • Belotero® Injection
      • Birthmark Removal
      • Blu-U® Acne Light Treatment
      • Botox® Injection
      • CO2 Laser Treatment for Skin Lesions
      • Chemical Peel
      • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
      • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
      • Dermabrasion
      • Dermabrasion and Dermaplaning
      • Dermal Filler
      • Dermaplaning
      • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
      • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
      • Dysport Injection
      • Earlobe Repair
      • Excision
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Skin Cancer
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      • Facial Peel
      • Hair Removal
      • Hair Transplants
      • Intense Pulse Light
      • Juvéderm® Injection
      • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
      • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
      • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
      • Laser Age Spot Removal
      • Laser Hair Removal
      • Laser Surgery
      • Lip Augmentation
      • Liposuction
      • Mohs Surgery
      • Radiesse® Injections
      • Restylane® Injections
      • Sculptra™ Injection
      • Skin Cancer Removal
      • Skin Grafts
      • Skin Lesion Biopsy
      • Skin Lesion Removal
      • Skin Procedures
      • Skin Resurfacing
      • Skin Surgery
      • Skin Tag Removal
      • Spider Vein Sclerotherapy