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A dermatologist can diagnose, investigate, treat and manage the conditions of children and adults with skin disease, as well as hair and nail complaints.
The root word for dermatology is derm, or dermis. This comes from the Greek word derma, which means skin or hide.
Dermatology is a special area of medicine that focuses on conditions that affect your skin. In addition to your skin, dermatology also includes conditions that affect your nails, hair, and the delicate lining of your eyelids, nose, and mouth.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It contains nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, pores, blood vessels, and many other structures. Caring for it is important to your overall health.
While general practitioners and internal medicine doctors may be able to diagnose and treat these same conditions, a dermatologist has a deeper understanding and greater experience. In fact, many primary care doctors will refer their patients to dermatologists for specialised care.
Dr Jibu Varghese MBBS, DVD, DDSc, MSc, MRCP (derm), FRCP Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon.
Dr Varghese has acquired extensive experience and expertise in dermatology, having worked and trained in two countries, four large teaching hospitals, and several district general hospitals throughout the UK – all within dermatology departments. He completed his dermatology training in South West England, and underwent intensive training in skin cancer surgery, including Mohs micrographic surgery at the prestigious Welsh Institute of Dermatology in Cardiff. Throughout his training, he worked alongside leading dermatologists.
Dr Varghese has wide interests and skills in the diagnosis and management of HI skin cancers, undertaking laser treatments, Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, dermoscopy, hair disorders, eczema, psoriasis, biological therapies, and general dermatology. Apart from various dermatological skills and techniques, such as laser treatments, wrinkle-smoothing injection, cryotherapy, curettage and cautery, Dr Varghese is fully competent in various aspects of dermatological surgery, including complex skin flaps, full thickness skin grafts, and advanced skin closure techniques.
Dr Varghese is actively involved in teaching undergraduates, post graduates, nurses, specialist registrars, general practitioners, and general practitioners with a special interest in dermatology. He is also actively involved in collaborative research, audits, and publications.