Dermatology at UVM Medical Center
Dermatology at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT, provides consultation and therapy for all types of problems of the skin, hair, and nails, for patients of all ages.
Common Dermatology Conditions
Our dermatologists provide comprehensive care for a full range of conditions in the Dermatology Clinic.
- Actinic Keratosis/Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions
- Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
- Autoimmune Diseases in the Skin
- Complex Medical Dermatology
- Moles and Benign Keratosis
- Malignant Melanoma
- Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (basal cell, squamous cell carcinomas)
- Photoaging and Cosmetic Dermatology
Common Dermatology Treatments
The University of Vermont Medical Center dermatologists provide care for the following conditions and more.
- Cosmetic Dermatology/Botox and Fillers
- Cutaneous Laser Surgery
- Destruction of Benign amd Pre-malignant Lesions
- Medical Management of Complex Skin Diseases
- Mohs Surgery and Reconstruction for Skin Cancers
- Patch testing for Allergies
- Therapy for Psoriasis/UV Phototherapy
- Treatment of Acne
- Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
An outpatient surgery suite is located in our office where Mohs surgery and many dermatologic surgical procedures are performed.
Physicians within the Dermatology Clinic are also participating members of the Vermont Laser Center in Burlington, VT. Pediatric Dermatology services are also provided at the Dermatology Outpatient Clinic on the Medical Center Campus.
UVM Medical Center offers a full range of services for care of the skin, hair and nails, including:
- General medical dermatology
- Skin cancer surgery
- Dermatological surgery
- Laser surgery for port-wine stains, telangiectasias, warts, tattoo removal, laser resurfacing and other cosmetic issues
- Treatment for sun damage
- Occupational dermatology
- Ablative laser
- Collagen injections
- Chemical peels
Special Areas of Expertise
As a university medical center, our physicians also pursue research in their roles as researchers at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. This means your doctor has the latest knowledge. Due to this work, our dermatologists have specific expertise in the following areas:
- Skin cancer
- Male pattern baldness
- Leg ulcer therapy
- Atopic eczema
- Skin substitutes in wound-healing
Mohs surgery or Mohs microscopically controlled excision is a specialized form of surgery used for the removal of skin cancers -- mainly basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas. Mohs surgery has come to be recognized as the standard of care for the removal of recurrent cutaneous carcinomas and primary carcinomas in difficult anatomic locations, particularly the face.
Mohs surgery is a specialized way of performing tumor excision with frozen section margins. Mohs' greatest contribution was the idea that by removing serial horizontal sections of tissue and orienting them properly, all deep and lateral margins could be simultaneously examined and carefully mapped out.
The surgical excision thus proceeds in stages until no residual tumor is observed at any margin. With standard frozen sections only a few samples of the deep and lateral margins are examined. Because a greater attention is paid to all margins, the cure rate with Mohs surgery is the highest of any method of removal of cutaneous carcinoma and approaches 98 to 99%.
An added advantage of Mohs surgery is that an arbitrary margin of normal tissue is not sacrificed at the time of tumor removal. The procedure spares normal tissue, making reconstruction easier to accomplish.
Find a UVM Medical Center dermatologist or call 802-847-4570.
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