The expert team at MDCS: Medical Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Upper East Side, Hampton Bays, Commack, Smithtown, Plainview and Manhattan, NY, determine whether a mole needs to be removed, and if so, excise it with delicate precision. Our doctors expertly remove and biopsy moles for patients throughout the greater New York area.
A mole, known by the medical term nevus, is a brown or black growth that occurs on the skin when cells grow in a cluster, rather than spread out. Moles, which can appear anywhere on the skin’s surface, may be present at birth or develop later in life. Over time, some moles change, others disappear and still others remain the same. People with fair complexions, red or blond hair, and blue or green eyes are more apt to have moles.
A dermatologist is trained to identify moles, which the average patient may confuse for any number of other dark spots on the skin.
No. In fact, most don’t require any treatment. A mole need be removed only if:
• It’s bothersome, such as causing discomfort by rubbing against clothing. Could be skin cancer.
• A person doesn’t like the way it looks.
• It’s potentially cancerous. Moles are more likely to be cancerous if: they look different than other moles on a patient’s face or body, they appear after the person is age 30, they change in color, size, or shape, become raised, bleed, itch, ooze, or are painful.
A mole can be removed in two ways. These are:
If a removed mole grows back, have it checked. This can be a sign of skin cancer.
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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.
"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!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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. "
"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."
"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."
"I really enjoyed my time with Dr. Engelman. She is bright, kind, and capable. She knew my diagnosis right away, but didn't rush me out of her office."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"The service was quick and effective. I already booked an appointment for my husband and will make sure to share with all my friends."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."