Services Doctors Price list About Us Contact Us Online Appointment FAQ Questions Regarding Consultations. Surgery Surgery Do I need to consult a dermatologist, in every case, before the surgical removal of a mole? Yes, always. By checking your body for any abnormalities, or moles, with a hand-held microscope (dermatoscope), the dermatologist can precisely evaluate each finding and mark the ones recommended for removal. Surgical removal may only be performed upon a dermatologist’s recommendation. Is it painful to have a mole surgically removal? The surgery is not painful since you will be given a local anesthetic. The anesthetic, itself, however, may be a little uncomfortable. Depending on the region where the procedure is to be performed, you may feel a smaller or a bigger stinging pain. If you are allergic to Lidocaine, we will use another anesthetic (i.e., Novocaine). If you are one of the few who happen to be allergic to all the anesthetics, the procedure will have to be performed under general anesthesia in a hospital. What is the treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa? When should a surgeon be consulted, if there is a possibility of hidradenitis suppurativa? Early treatment is the key to fast recovery. We recommend that you see a surgeon as soon as possible since it must be isolated from other inflammatory skin disorders and that can only be done through a physical examination. Must a benign lipoma be removed? If we are sure that it is a lipoma, that it is benign and that it does not cause any complaints, then no. If, however, it causes cosmetic or other complaints or the origin of the lump is uncertain or grows relatively fast, then it is advisable to have it removed. Showering: the wound must be kept away from water. The bandages should be changed regularly, the wound brushed with a wound disinfectant solution and then loosely covered. No occlusive waterproof tape is necessary. The wound must be bandaged until the sutures are removed. What is the treatment for ingrown toenails? The treatment method that has proven to be the most effective for inflamed nails has been laser surgery. Following injection of a local anesthetic, the edge of the nail growing into the flesh is removed. This not only provides symptomatic relief but totally removes the cause of the problem, decreasing the chance of recurrence and the cosmetic results are good, as well. For more detailed information regarding ingrown toenails, please click here.