Medical and Surgical Dermatology

Get Diagnosis, Treatment for Symptoms, and More Help for Chronic Skin Conditions in NY

Medical and surgical dermatology at NY’s Hudson Dermatology focuses on helping patients to enjoy the best health they can by providing accurate diagnosis and customized care for a range of conditions both common and rare. Read on to learn about many of the diseases, lesions, and other problems that can be managed or cured with medical and surgical dermatology.

Full Body Scan

A full body scan is a head-to-toe examination of the skin typically to spot signs of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma—though it can also reveal signs and symptoms of other diseases and conditions.


A problem that plagues virtually every person on the planet at some point, acne is often characterized by visible pimples, though it can appear as everything from small blackheads to painful cysts. Treatments focus on ending active breakouts and minimizing new ones.


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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is common and intimidating, but is actually a highly treatable disease—especially if diagnosed early and treated properly. Multiple medical and surgical dermatology options are available, with the most effective in many cases being incredibly precise Mohs surgery.


Psoriasis is a chronic condition that speeds up the skin cell turnover process, typically leading to a buildup of cells on the surface, which forms thick plaques. There are several ways this disease can manifest, as well as several ways to manage symptoms.


Rosacea is commonly characterized by persistent facial redness and/or pimples, often triggered by heat, stress, or other factors. It can also impact the eyes and cause facial skin to thicken.

Treatment involves managing redness and mitigating future flare-ups.

Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema encompasses multiple skin conditions that are commonly itchy, rashy, or both. There are many forms, ranging from atopic dermatitis, to contact dermatitis, to nummular eczema, and others. Efforts to treat the chronic disease involve addressing symptoms to bring relief and avoid triggering factors.


Patchy loss of pigmentation may be vitiligo, a condition that results from damaged melanocytes in the skin. Treatments tend to focus on restoring more even pigmentation to the skin.

Actinic Keratoses

Considered “pre-cancerous” lesions, actinic keratoses are rough areas of sun damage that can evolve into squamous cell carcinoma if left undiagnosed and untreated. These lesions tend to develop on exposed areas of skin.


Moles are pigmented and sometimes raised lesions that come in a range of sizes, shapes, and colors—however, they may be closely associated with melanoma skin cancer, as cells may become malignant and spread to other organs. Watch for changing or unusual spots, which can indicate a problem.


Caused by a transmissible virus, warts are raised growths that can develop virtually anywhere on the body. They may go away on their own or can be removed via any number of strategies.

Genital Warts

Found in a specific area of the body, genital warts are commonly transmitted by sexual contact and can require special medical and surgical dermatology techniques to treat.

Nail Conditions

There are many nail conditions that can impact the hands, feet, or both, causing nails to grow in odd ways, change colors, become brittle, and undergo other undesirable changes. Treatments target the cause, whether fungus or something else.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum manifests as collections of bumps due to a highly contagious poxvirus. They may go away on their own, but treatment can often be a faster and more reliable method of addressing the problem.

Hair Loss

Before starting any hair loss treatment, it is important to first determine the cause of the loss. From there, the Hudson Dermatology team can develop a plan to slow, stop, and even reverse the loss.


Contact the Hudson Dermatology team now to set up a consultation for medical and surgical dermatology in NY. Dutchess, Westchester, Columbia, Ulster, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange County residents can schedule an appointment via our online scheduler.