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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Dec;69(6):972-1001. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.04.067. Epub 2013 Oct 5.

Current status of surgery in dermatology.

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Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, Carmel, Indiana.


An article titled "Current issues in dermatologic office-based surgery" was published in the JAAD in October 1999 (volume 41, issue 4, pp. 624-634). The article was developed by the Joint American Academy of Dermatology/American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Liaison Committee. A number of subjects were addressed in the article including surgical training program requirements for dermatology residents and selected advances in dermatologic surgery that had been pioneered by dermatologists. The article concluded with sections on credentialing, privileging, and accreditation of office-based surgical facilities. Much has changed since 1999, including more stringent requirements for surgical training during dermatology residency, and the establishment of 57 accredited Procedural Dermatology Fellowship Training Programs. All of these changes have been overseen and approved by the Residency Review Committee for Dermatology and the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education. The fertile academic environment of academic training programs with interaction between established dermatologic surgeons and fellows, as well as the inquisitive nature of many of our colleagues, has led to the numerous major advances in dermatologic surgery, which are described herein.


AAD; ABD; ABMS; ACGME; ACMS; ASDS; ASMS; Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; American Academy of Dermatology; American Board of Dermatology; American Board of Medical Specialties; American College of Mohs Surgery; American Society for Dermatologic Surgery; American Society for Mohs Surgery; BoNT; CO(2); CaHA; Er; FDA; FTC; Fellowship Training Committee; HA; MMP; MMS; Mohs micrographic surgery; NASHA; NLF; NYU; Nd; New York University; PGY; PLLA; RRC; Residency Review Committee; TCA; TLA; US Food and Drug Administration; YAG; botulinum toxin; calcium hydroxylapatite; carbon dioxide; erbium; fellowship; hyaluronic acid; matrix metalloproteinase; nasolabial folds; neodymium; nonanimal stabilized hyaluronic acid; office-based; poly-L-lactic acid; postgraduate year; quality; surgery; training; trichloroacetic acid; tumescent local anesthesia; yttrium-aluminum-garnet

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