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Department of Dermatology
Overview:
The department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy was established as a part of Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (A Unit of Madras Medical Mission) in March 2002. The undergraduate course started in 2002 and post-graduate course (MD-DVL) in 2008. We offer outpatient as well as inpatient services. We treat all types of skin disorders including sexually transmitted diseases and leprosy. Our facilities include all basic dermatological investigations and procedures. In addition we also offer cosmetology consultations and procedures.

Our faculty have a number of publications in national and international journals

Expertise
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infectious and non-infectious diseases of skin, hair and nail
  • Diagnosis and management of skin disorders more commonly seen in individuals of Caucasian descent.
  • Personalised care and counseling.
  • Special clinics offered by us - psoriasis, auto-immune disorders, pigmentary disorders including vitiligo , bullous disorders, contact dermatitis, Leprosy and STD.
  • Diagnostic procedures like patch testing, light microscopy for infectious and non-infectious conditions, dermoscopy, skin biopsy, direct and indirect immunofluorescence including antigen mapping.
  • Treatment facilities like PUVA, Narrow band UVB phototherapy, electro cautery, radiofrequency and cryotherapy.
  • Iontophoresis for treatment of excessive sweating of palms and soles.
  • Specialised surgical procedures like vitiligo surgeries, platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy for hair loss , dermaroller for acne scars, microdermabrasion [skin polishing]
  • IPL and LASER procedures for excessive facial hair, acne scars, tattoo removal and various benign skin growths.

 

Faculty
Dr. Sheela Kuruvilla Professor & HOD
Dr. Remya Raj R Asst. Professor
Dr. Prabhakaran N Asst. Professor
 
Contact
dermatology@pimsmmm.net