Dermatology is a specialist branch of medicine which deals with diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders, from issues such as eczema and acne to moles and skin cancer. A dermatologist can also see problems involving nails and hair.
Skin disorders cover a wide range of conditions, some benign, some very serious, and some even a sign of another underlying illness.
A skin disorder not only affects your physical health, but may also affect your emotional well-being. Every year millions of people suffer from some kind of skin disorder.
Skin cancer represents the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in the United Kingdom. It is also the second most common cancer in the young population (20 - 39 age group). When skin cancer is found early it is the mostly easy to treat and poses only a small threat to life. But one type, melanoma, is difficult to treat unless detected early. There are 7,000 cases of melanoma a year and this type accounts for three quarters of skin cancer deaths.
The Montefiore Hospital has an expert team of dermatologists and specialised nursing staff, so you can be confident that you are in expert caring hands.
If your treatment requires an overnight stay you will be given your own private room with en-suite facilities. Visitors are welcome at any time.
Our services are available to all, whether you are privately insured or you are paying for your own treatment. If the latter, we can offer a private treatment for a fixed price agreed in advance.
To book a consultation with one of our Dermatology Consultants please complete our online enquiry form or call:
01273 828 148 for self-funding bookings.
01273 828 030 for insured bookings.
Common conditions seen by a dermatologist
- Skin cancer
- Skin allergies
- Hair and scalp disorders
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Moles, cysts, warts and skin tags
- Sun damaged skin
Procedures offered by The Montefiore Hospital
- Skin allergy testing (patch testing)
- Mole assessment
- Mole, cyst, wart and skin tag removal
- Skin biopsies