Many children are born with or may develop various types of skin irregularities or growths, such as vascular birthmarks, port wine stains, hemangiomas, skin tags, moles, and warts. While many skin growths and birthmarks are benign, they should be evaluated by a pediatric dermatologist to determine whether treatment is necessary. Certain moles and irregularities could be precancerous or cancerous and should be removed as quickly as possible. Depending on their size, depth, and location, some hemangiomas and birthmarks may also require prompt treatment to alleviate medical problems. And, many benign growths can cause cosmetic concerns.
All too often, children in need of skin surgery will be subjected to a series of referrals as they search for the right doctor to treat their condition. First, their pediatrician may refer them to a general dermatologist, who can make the diagnosis, but might not be equipped to perform the surgery. Next, a child may be referred to a general or plastic surgeon, who might not understand the nuances of treating young patients. An experienced pediatric dermatologist, on the other hand, can meet the unique needs of pediatric patients from initial diagnosis through treatment, aftercare, and ongoing preventative care.
Dr. Jody Levine is a highly skilled pediatric dermatologic surgeon, with the experience and expertise to treat children in need of skin surgery. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, pediatric surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art, in-office operating suite. Our operating suite is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), demonstrating that we maintain the highest standards for operating room safety and quality of patient care. Dr. Levine is also one of only a few dermatologists who hold hospital surgical privileges, allowing her to perform pediatric dermatologic surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in those cases when a hospital setting is either necessary or preferred.
In addition to Dr. Jody Levine’s dermatologic and pediatric skill, patients at PSD of NYC also benefit from the surgical expertise of her husband and partner, Dr. Elie Levine, a gifted plastic surgeon. Drs. Levine will often work together, combining pediatric diagnostic insight, sophisticated surgical technique, and an artistic eye to ensure surgical results that are both medically successful and cosmetically elegant.
Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC offers the most advanced treatment options for the full range of pediatric dermatologic surgeries. Whether your child needs a simple excision of a benign growth, or an intricate surgical procedure to remove a congenital birthmark, we can help. The conditions we treat include:
Dr. Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss your child’s skin care needs and how their individual condition may benefit from pediatric dermatology in NY. Please call our office at 212-988-1123, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.