Twin Cities’ dermatology practice offers latest in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer
May 17, 2016 – St. Paul, Minn. – Dermatology Consultants, one of the largest and oldest dermatology practices in the Twin Cities, announced the launch of its Skin Cancer Center, a center of excellence embedded within each of its four Twin Cities locations. Dermatology Consultants Skin Cancer Center provides the most advanced methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of skin cancer.
“Patients come to Dermatology Consultants because they know we’re the skin cancer experts,” said Dr. Joe Shaffer, a Board-certified dermatologist who performs Mohs surgery for the practice. “Whether you just want a mole checked, or you need the most effective treatment for melanoma, Dermatology Consultants has highly trained, experienced doctors with the diagnostics and treatments right here in our offices.” Mohs, a precise surgical procedure used to remove skin cancers, has the highest cure rate of any cancer treatment currently available.
Every Dermatologist at Dermatology Consultants is board-certified and every patient sees a physician. The staff includes physicians trained at many of the most highly ranked medical centers in the United States including Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins University, Stanford University, Columbia University and the University of Minnesota. The practice houses its own pathology service, providing skin cancer patients with diagnosis information usually within 24-48 hours after biopsy. In addition, the Dermatology Consultants uses the latest technology to scan and monitor moles including the Fotofinder, a digital medical imaging system that maintains detailed records of a patient’s mole history.
“A skin cancer diagnosis can be an extremely stressful time in a patient’s life. The Skin Cancer Center at Dermatology Consultants provides patients with individual, personalized care,” said Robert Anderson, MD, PhD, of Dermatology Consultants. “At the same time, we offer the same advanced technology and treatments that one would receive at a major hospital.”
Area physicians, healthcare providers and patients requiring skin cancer services may request appointments online or by calling 612-209-1600. Dermatology Consultants and the Skin Cancer Center offer same day and next day appointments upon request.