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The region's most comprehensive care for pediatric dermatology & dermatologic surgery.

Geisinger's Department of Dermatology represents some of the nation's top specialists, a comprehensive scope of services and easy access for those who are willing to travel in order to receive the best care.

For pediatric patients, Geisinger has treatment options for atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and other difficult rashes, and can perform biopsies with expert dermatopathology interpretation. For adults needing dermatologic surgery, Geisinger offers a full range of dermatology services, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery for virtually all types of skin cancer. Our dermatologists also deploy advanced technology, including the use of immunostains in Mohs Surgery for precise care of difficult melanomas in cosmetically sensitive areas such as the face.

The Basics
Skin cancer is typically grouped into one of two types: melanomas, which are dangerous due to their tendency to spread to other parts of the body, and non-melanomas such as basal and squamous cell skin cancers which are less dangerous and rarely spread.

If you have been diagnosed with a non-melanoma skin cancer our Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a great, minimally invasive option. Mohs surgery offers the ability to remove all of the cancer with minimal damage to surrounding healthy skin. Mohs surgery also offers the lowest incidence of skin cancer recurrence and can be performed without the need for general anesthesia.

Melanomas are usually treated with traditional surgery and follow-up care. Each patient will have different needs so we will custom tailor your treatment to your specific situation.

Geisinger's dermatologic surgeons also use a multi-disciplinary approach, working with our reconstructive specialists as appropriate after tumor removal. If necessary, our dermatologists will consult with the specialists in the Geisinger Cancer Institute for patients who may require radiation therapy or additional services for more advanced melanomas.

Geisinger provides dermatology services at multiple locations. Call us and we'll walk you through your whole trip, from start to finish.

To learn more about Geisinger's dermatology department click here.

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