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Dr. Stephen M Purcell, DO
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
700 Schuylkill Manor Road; Suite 5
Pottsville, PA

Dr. Stephen Purcell's specialty is surgical dermatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Purcell accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna Valley Preferred, and Aetna HSA. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Purcell trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
700 Schuylkill Manor Road
Pottsville, PA

Dr. Tanya Ermolovich's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ermolovich takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ermolovich completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Her practice is open to new patients.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.