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Eric Lentsch
Eric Joseph Lentsch, MD Office

(843) 792-8363

1600 Midtown Avenue Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Eric Lentsch

A native of New York City, Dr. Eric J. Lentsch moved to Louisville, Kentucky early in childhood and spent most of his formative years there. He received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Kentucky and a medical degree from the University of Louisville in 1992. After completing a residency in otolaryngology -- head and neck surgery at the University of Louisville, he served as a fellow in head and neck surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, from 1999 until 2001. In 2001, he returned to the University of Louisville as the Louisa Bumgardner professor of otolaryngologic research within the Division of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. There, he served as the director of research and received the Vincent J. Hyams Award for excellence in resident education three times. In addition, he established and led the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer clinic at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. In December 2006, Dr. Lentsch moved from Louisville to Charleston to join the Department of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina., Dr. Lentsch’s clinical interests include head and neck oncology, general otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery, and endocrine surgery using minimally invasive techniques for thyroid and parathyroid surgery. For several years, Dr. Lentsch has used a video-assisted technique for thyroidectomy and currently has one of the largest series of patients who have undergone this technique in the United States., Dr. Lentsch’s research interests focus on how head and neck cancers invade and spread. His past research has studied the role of specific proteases, known as cathepsins, in the invasion and spread of head and neck cancers. He also has used microarray analysis in an attempt to predict tumor aggressiveness based on initial biopsy specimens -- studies that could lead to better use of diagnostic and treatment regimens and better survival rates and quality of life for head and neck cancer patients. Dr. Lentsch hopes to continue similar research studies at the Medical University of South Carolina.
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Practice Eric Joseph Lentsch, MD
Gender Male
Certification SC, SC-29426, IN, IN-01056899A, IN-99006952A, KY, KY-29714, TX, TX-L0374, SC-BL3719652, SC-2029426, IN-01056899B, American Board of Otolaryngology, ACLS, BLS
Payment Options American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Not Accepting New Patients
Insurances Accepted Aetna (PPO), Managed Choice, Open Choice and Exclusive Choice), Ambetter from Absolute Total Care (Marketplace) , BCBS Blue Essentials (Marketplace), Blue Choice Blue Option (Exchange Plan), Blue Choice MyChoice (Available as individual commercial product), Blue Cross Blue Shield Preferred Blue (PPC), Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice HealthCare (Group Health Plan), Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal (FEP), Blue Cross Blue Shield Planned Administrators, Blue Cross Blue Shield State Health Plan for South Carolina, Cigna, Coventry, Employers Health Network/SC Business Coalition on Health, First Health, Great West Healthcare (Part of Cigna now), Humana ChoiceCare PPO (Group Health Plan) , Medcost, Tricare, United HealthCare, AllWell by Absolute Total Care, Clover Health , Absolute Total Care (NEIC), Blue Choice Medicaid, First Choice/Select Health (NEIC), Molina Healthcare , WellCare, Absolute Total Care Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan , First Choice VIP Care Plus Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan, Molina Healthy Connections Prime Dual Medicare/Medicaid Plan
Degrees Medical Doctor
Languages English
Services Eric Joseph Lentsch, MD provides oncology services in Mount Pleasant, SC. Oncology includes the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, and many other forms of cancer.

Contact Eric Lentsch at (843) 792-8363 for specific information about cancer treatment in Mount Pleasant, SC.
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