Warts are small, hard, benign (non-cancerous) skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Warts are typically skin-colored and feel rough to the touch. They can also appear as dark, flat and smooth on the skin. The appearance of a wart depends on where on the body it is growing.

Warts that develop on the soles of one’s feet are known as “plantar warts.” Normally, plantar warts don’t stick out above the skin surface like other warts due to the pressure of walking, which typically flattens the wart and pushes it back into the skin. In some cases, these warts have been reported to cause pain when walking or exercising.


Since the cause of warts is due to a HPV virus, warts are contagious and can be passed from person to person, sometimes indirectly. The truth is, the risk of catching hand, foot, or flat warts from another person is relatively small.


Everyone’s body reacts differently to different things. For example, some people just as some people catch colds very easily, some people are just more prone to warts than others. Some individuals get warts depending on how often they are exposed to the virus. Wart viruses tend to occur more frequently and easily if the skin has been damaged in some way. This explains the high frequency of warts in small children who have a habit of biting their nails or pick at hangnails. Individuals with a weakened immune system are much more prone to a wart virus infection than those with an average immune system.


The best thing to do, if you believe you have developed a wart, is to visit our office and have your doctor evaluate it. We will be able to discuss the treatment options available to you and help you most effectively treat the wart.

    1. Very nice and professional doctors, they are very easy to talk to.

    2. Laith O. Yelp

    1. "I love the electronic check-in and co-pay pre-payment system is awesome."

    2. Alexis T. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Amin is a superb dermatologist at a superb practice."

    2. John H. Yelp

    1. "I have been to see most of the doctors here, and I really like this group!"

    2. Beth D. Yelp

    1. "This is a welcome change with today's healthcare environment."

    2. David Z. Yelp

    1. "I loved my experience here. The staff is friendly and informative."

    2. Stacie K. Yelp

    1. "Snehal P. Amin, MD could not have been better! He really listened and did not rush me."

    2. David Z. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Schadlow was great! Very knowledgeable and caring. Overall, great experience."

    2. Kalina N. Yelp

    1. "A friend referred me to MDCS. I have now been traveling all the way from CT to see them."

    2. Olivia C. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Gratch has excellent bedside manner, very personable."

    2. Desirae W. Yelp

    1. "I could tell Dr. Schadlow really wanted to help me and cared about my treatment. "

    2. Winifred A. Yelp

MDCS Dermatology: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Dermatologists located in Manhattan, Hampton Bays, Commack, Plainview, West Islip, & Smithtown, New York and Clifton, Marlboro, and Englewood, New Jersey

MCDS Dermatology

In 2002 renowned board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Snehal Amin and leading board-certified dermatologist Dr. Noah Gratch teamed up to found MDCS Dermatology: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (Formerly - Manhattan Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery), which has since become among the best known and most respected practices for both medical and cosmetic skincare in the country. Located in Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, West Islip, and Plainview, NY, as well as Marlboro, Clifton, and Englewood, NJ, the practice offers patients the most advanced skin treatments, utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art equipment available.

The two have assembled a blue-chip staff of dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and estheticians who provide New York City and Long Island patients with expert care for all skin issues. This ranges from skillfully treating skin cancer with the technically sophisticated Mohs surgery to creating and executing customized skin rejuvenation programs.

The practice brings together a roster of top-rated physicians and surgeons from the most prestigious medical institutions in the country.

In addition to amassing a loyal clientele, MDCS’s physicians are frequently sought out by the media for their expertise on skin issues and treatment. Physicians at the practice have also published numerous scientific papers of their latest discoveries and advancements. 

Services We Offer and Conditions We Treat

Most Insurances Accepted

A wide variety of insurances are accepted to cover the cost of consultations and treatments. If you have any questions regarding whether your insurance plan is accepted and coverage, please feel free to contact our office.

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Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Very nice and professional doctors, they are very easy to talk to and their staff is always professional and really polite. I highly recommend them!!"

    Laith O.
  • Yelp

    "I've only been coming here for a month, but I love how contemporary the offices are--the electronic check-in and co-pay pre-payment system is awesome."

    Alexis T.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amin is a superb dermatologist at a superb practice. He once got me in on very short notice for a complicated procedure, and I left feeling like he really cared."

    John H.
  • Yelp

    "I have been to see most of the doctors here, and I really like this group! They are knowledgeable and truly care about my issues."

    Beth D.
  • Yelp

    "This is a welcome change with today's healthcare environment in which Physicians have to see more patients and spend less time with their patients."

    David Z.
  • Yelp

    "I have a lot of moles, and have seen a lot of dermatologists. Dr. Gratch stands out as being very thorough, pleasant, and efficient. Office staff is also cool. "

    Derek F.
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Amin did a great job reassuring me and made me feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable, skilled, and patient. He spent a lot of time with me."

  • Vitals

    "Anticipate patient's needs. I am surprised that there are such few great doctors like Dr. Gratch out there. I recommend Dr. Gratch for anyone with a skin issue."

  • Vitals

    "Dr. Schadlow is bright, caring, efficient and knowledgeable. She's got great bedside manner and helped clear up my concerns. Her staff was excellent too."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "He and his associates are top notch; young, knowledgeable and caring. They respond clearly to all questions and do not rush the visit. Great all around service."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "He is also the best cosmetic surgeon I have had for repairing the skin cancer sites...He said his work is "guaranteed for life."...he saved my face if not my life."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "I have been treated by most of the doctors for my most basic skin care needs to the more elective procedures. I am confident that I am receiving the very best skin care"

    Olivia C.
  • Yelp

    "I've been a patient of both Dr. Schadlow for a few several dermatological procedures, and then Dr. Amin for mohs surgery. I found them both extremely professional."

    Karen M.
  • Yelp

    "I've been to quite a few specialists and Dr. Gratch REALLY knows what he's talking about. Moreover, the office itself is a model of efficiency."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "The service was quick and effective. I already booked an appointment for my husband and will make sure to share with all my friends."

    Millie K.
  • Yelp

    "I love this place. I have acne problem skin and Tamila Deveny has been helping me with my treatment. I have seen a lot of progress in my skin thanks to her."

    Deniz S.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amin was efficient, explained what he was doing and why, and gave me clear instructions on how to care for my skin over the long term to prevent breakouts."

    Priya C.
  • Yelp

    "I also really like this office, the staff are really nice and professional, I did not have to wait long, and their prices are comparable to others in the city."

    Khrystyna C.
  • Yelp

    "The doctors assistant was very friendly as well. Dr. Schadlow was great! Very knowledgeable and caring. Overall, great experience. I was in and out in about 25 minutes."

    Kalina N.

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