Dermatology at Meadville Medical Center
Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with treating and diagnosing disorders of the skin. Dermatologists also treat issues that affect the hair, nails and mucous membranes. Our dermatologists treat patients for all types of diseases that affect the skin. Dermatologists not only help patients improve the way they look by treating conditions that cause blemishes or other impairments of skin, nails, and hair; they also help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions such as cancer.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS)
MMS is an advanced tissue-saving technique for the complete removal of skin cancers. The Mohs surgeon removes skin cancer under local anesthetic and performs same day wound reconstruction. All removed skin tissue is processed in an on-site certified pathology laboratory. Cure rates are up to 99% for certain primary skin cancers. Cases not meeting use criteria for MMS may be treated with a wide excision with margins.
Mohs Patient DocumentsNew Patient Paperwork
Mohs Educational Video and BrochureVideo: For Patients | ACMS – American College of Mohs Surgery (mohscollege.org) Brochure: Dermatology Booklet
Common Skin Disorders
- Skin cancer
- Fungal infections
- Atopic dermatitis
- Cold sores
- Hand dermatitis