Dr. Thomas Knackstedt, MD

DermatologyMaleAge 35

Dr. Thomas Knackstedt, MD is a Dermatologist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Knackstedt has more experience with Mohs Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with MetroHealth Main Campus Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Knackstedt to book an appointment.

Dr. Knackstedt

MetroHealth Medical Center

2500 Metrohealth Dr Cleveland, OH 44109
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Knackstedt

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Knackstedt treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Knackstedt treats other conditions, please contact the office at (216) 778-3376.

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Dr. Knackstedt is experienced in the area of Mohs Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
Mohs Surgery
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Dr. Knackstedt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excessive Sweating
  • 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 Skin Cancer
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Heart Disease
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization Administration
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nail Surgery
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Overweight
  • Plantar Wart
  • Proteinuria
  • Psoriasis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Warts

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(216) 778-3376

Dr. Knackstedt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Knackstedt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Knackstedt

4.8

Based on 24 ratings

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Dr Knackstedt and his entire staff were wonderful. I was really scared and his sense of humor put me at ease. He is very knowledgeable and explained the procedure to me very well. I would absolutley recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Apr 27, 2019
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Very easy to work with. Takes the time to explain questions. Works quickly and efficiently.
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Mar 20, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Knackstedt. He has performed Mohs surgery on my face 3 times in the past year. I think he is professional, friendly, and makes me feel comfortable in his care. He took the time to answer my questions without rushing me and gave me valuable information from his educated point of view.
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Mar 14, 2019
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My Dr( Thomas Knackstedt) was great. He mademe feel very comfortable with the ski, cancer surgery being performed. He informed me of what he would be doing step by step and also what my healing process would be like. I was very nervous before hand.But he made me feel confident in the outcome. I would definetly reccomend this provider to anyone in my situation
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Mar 13, 2019
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I had surgery on my face today all the Dr. and Nurses very professional and made me feel very welcome. It was so nice to have staff that was friendly and funny. Dr. Knackstedt and his team are the way to go when you are having surgery. Thank you very much you guys are the best!! Pat
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Mar 12, 2019
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Dr. Knackstedt was very thorough in explaining exactly the procedure he was planning to perform. He commented frequently as he proceeded, keeping me informed of the progress. He made me feel very comfortable. The results appear to be just as he described. I am pleased.
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Mar 11, 2019
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Knackstedt to members of my family and friends. He is very knowledgeable, spends time explaining the procedure and had my complete trust in him. He is very soft spoken and is a good listener. Made me feel very comfortable. His nurse is the best. Very friendly and courteous. Believe it or not, they turned my apprehensions about the procedure into a pleasant experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Richard Genovese in Cleveland – Mar 03, 2019
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He has great bedside manner and makes sure you are aware and understand what he is going to do and why.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amber in Parma, OH – Feb 28, 2019
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Very informative, called after surgery to check in. I would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Timothy Rose in OH – Feb 15, 2019
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Dr. Knackstedt made me feel at ease immediately He and his staff were great! I would and will recommend him to anyone in need of skin cancer services.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chuck Mitendorf in Middleburg Heights, OH – Jan 25, 2019
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Dr. Knackstedt is a superior physician. He is a very skilled surgeon and explains procedures in a manner that is easy to understand. He is patient, friendly, and has met all my needs in the three years he has been my physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 14, 2019
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I recently went to Dr. Knackstedt for an excision of a cancerous spot on my shoulder. He and his team were very competent. He was friendly and able to explain to me the differences for use of Mohs surgery and an excision and why each were used. Everything went well and things are healing nicely.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Westlake – Jan 13, 2019
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I have used Dr. Knackstedt a few times now to remove cancerous areas on my leg and hand. He is professional,pleasant and does remarkable work. I would recommend him along with his wonderful and compassionate team any time!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sherri Muchewicz in cleveland, OH – Jan 08, 2019
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Dr. Knacksted and his staff were totally professional and made a good team. Was made to feel at ease the minute I got there. Everything was explained and I was made to feel as comfortable as possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas First in Lakewood , OH – Jan 07, 2019
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everything very professional, excellent care provided
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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OH – Dec 19, 2018
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Dr. Tom was awesome for my minor surgery, cyst removal on my fore head, very thorough and thoughtful. Made me feel very comfortable with the procedure and he is a very pleasant young man. I will not hesitate to use Dr. Tom in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeffrey R. Petkac in Middleburg Hts – Dec 19, 2018
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Very professional manner, yet warm and friendly. Spent time explaining the procedure. Nursing staff was also excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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William Adams in Seville, OH – Dec 15, 2018
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I've been seeing Dr. Knackstedt for over a year for a fingernail condition. I think he's able to share knowledge about new and better treatments with patients. I like his bedside manner. Definitely consider him if you have something unusual that other dermatologists haven't been able to treat to your satisfaction.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cleveland, OH – Dec 14, 2018
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Dr. Knackstedt and his team where fantastic! Everyone was welcoming, friendly and professional. Great bedside manner. Nobody spoke down to me, or treated me rudely. All of my questions were answered. The procedure itself was done swiftly and with great care. I Highly Recommend Dr. Knackstedt.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Anthony Salem in Cleveland – Dec 14, 2018
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Dr.Knackstedt and his staff was very friendly and caring,explained every step of the procedure.I would highly recommend him and his staff .
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 12, 2018
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About Me

Biography

Thomas Knackstedt received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency training in dermatology at Dartmouth...Read more

Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

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Does Dr. Thomas Knackstedt, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Thomas Knackstedt, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Knackstedt frequently treats Mohs Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Knackstedt specializes.

Where is Dr. Thomas Knackstedt, MD's office located?

Dr. Knackstedt's office is located at 2500 Metrohealth Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

MetroHealth Medical Center

MetroHealth Department of Dermatology2500 Metrohealth Dr Cleveland, OH 44109
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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MetroHealth Main Campus Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)