AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
Texas Institute of Dermatology Received the 2012 Patients' Choice Award and the 2012 Talk of the Town Award.
You’ve done it again! The people of San Antonio, Boerne, and the surrounding areas have spoken and the results are in. Thank you to all the wonderful patients and customers who have helped the Texas Institute of Dermatology receive the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Patients' Choice Awards for Texas Favorite Physicians, the 2011 most compassionate Doctor Award, and 2011 and 2012 Talk of the Town Awards. These awards reflect the difference a particular physician makes in the lives of his/her patients. Of the 850,000 active physicians in the United States, less than 5% were accorded this honor by their patients. Thank you San Antonio and Boerne for recognizing our efforts to provide exceptional Dermatology service and patient care. Here’s to you!
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A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Welcome to the Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery website. I hope you will find our site easy to use and informative. Our mission is to serve as a leading center for understanding and treating skin, hair, and nail diseases in South Texas through excellence in patient care, research, and education.
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Remember BURNS and ERUPTS when you look out for skin cancer
San Antonio, Texas. Are you interested in learning as how to distinguish between a cancerous and non-canceours skin lesion?
Dr. Ghohestani's team at Texas Institute of Dermatology proposes novel mneumonics for early detection of non-melanoma skin cancer namely Basal cell (BCC) and Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common cancer, together with Squamous Cell Carcinoma affecting 1 in 5 Americans. In their early stages, both types of skin cancer are easily treated by an office surgery. If neglected, they can cause local disfigurement, damage to nearby tissues, and, in some cases, metastasize to distant organs and become fatal, said Dr. Ghohestani. Because they are easily taken care of early on, it is important to detect these skin cancers at the very early stage. Both patients and physicians should know what signs to look for so that they can detect BCCs and SCCs when they are most easily treatable. Just as with the ABCD of melanoma, the investigators at Texas Institute of Dermatology propose, in an article published in the European Journal of Dermatology, BURNS and ERUPTS as new mnemonics for early detection of SCC and BCC, respectively. read more >>