Careers in Dermatologic Surgery

Dermatologic surgeons have unsurpassed expertise in skin surgery. Their comprehensive knowledge of the basic science, pathology, wound healing, inflammatory processes, and carcinogenesis in the skin puts them in the unique position of knowing how to best use medical resources for skin disease and obtain the best results.

Because most dermatologic surgery is done in the office setting with only local anesthesia, dermatologic surgeons are the premier experts on office surgery. Its safety record for procedures such as tumescent liposuction is unparalleled by other specialties. Dermatologic surgeons are often able to customize their office setting to a high level of efficiency with room turnover superior to most operating room settings, which allows more patients to be examined and more time to operate.