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"Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com
Dr. Sam Naficy has been awarded the "Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com - a website dedicated to rating the quality of physicians across the country. Out of 720,000 physicians, only 5% received this honor.
A brief overview.
Biopsy is a sampling of tissue that is sent to a pathologist for examination under the microscope. Skin biopsies are very helpful in diagnosis of skin growths and are critical in situations where a skin cancer is suspected. There are several common types of skin biopsies but the two most common types are: . . . read more.
Mohs (also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, Mohs excision, Mohs removal, or simply Mohs surgery) is a technique for removal of skin cancers. The name Mohs comes from the name of the physician, Dr. Frederick Mohs, who developed the skin cancer removal technique decades ago. Mohs is typically performed for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the face. Simply stated, the Mohs technique is a method of removing skin cancers that confirms complete removal of the skin cancer by examining all of the margins of the removed tissue under the microscope. The Mohs specialist thus serves the role of both removing the skin cancer and making the pathology diagnosis of whether all the cancer has been removed. . . . read more.
Cryotherapy is treatment of certain skin growths using extreme cold temperature, typically with liquid nitrogen. The freeze-thaw cycle that follows the contact with liquid nitrogen will destroy the skin growth. The type of skin growths than are typically treated with liquid nitrogen Cryotherapy include: . . . read more.
Mole removal by surgery is the most definitive (permanent) way to get rid of a mole. Surgery for mole removal typically involves cutting out an ellipse of skin around the mole and pulling the adjacent skin edges together into a fine line, using a combination of deep (dissolving) sutures and fine sutures on the outside. Every effort is made to place the resulting scar into an existing skin crease and in an orientation that makes it least noticeable. . . . read more.
Mole removal using a laser is a precise technique that involves use of a laser (typically Erbium and CO2) to remove the mole one thin layer at a time. The main advantage of lasers over other techniques is the precision with which the laser works and the fact that the laser seals the small blood vessels and controls bleeding. The lasers used at Naficy Rejuvenation Center are capable of removing layers of mole as thin as a fingerprint. . . . read more.
To understand why screening for skin cancer is important one needs to look no further than some of the statistics compiled by the American Academy of Dermatology. . . . read more.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a "magic bullet" treatment that uses a combination of a photosensitizing agent (Levulan), and a particular type of light (laser or intense pulse light device). The photosensitizing agent (Levulan) is applied to the skin in the form of a liquid and is selectively absorbed by target cells over a short span of time. When photosensitizers are exposed to a specific wavelength of light, they produce a form of oxygen that which selectively destroys the target cells. . . . read more.
Steroid injections are used in dermatology to treat certain conditions that result in excessive inflammation and/or scar formation. The type of steroid injected is an anti-inflammatory steroid such as Kenalog (triamcinolone). Kenalog injections may be used for the following conditions: . . . read more.