Pediatric Surgical Treatments
Trust Your Child’s Skin Care Needs to Pediatric Dermatologist in NY, Jody Levine MD.
At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, pediatric dermatologic surgery is one of our main specialties. One of New York’s leading pediatric dermatologists, Dr. Jody Levine is board certified as a dermatologist, as well as a pediatrician. She has extensive expertise in pediatric dermatologic surgery, performing outpatient skin surgery for children in our state-of-the-art, in-office operating suite. Additionally, Dr. Levine is one of only a few dermatologists who hold hospital surgical privileges, allowing her to perform pediatric surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in a child-friendly, safe environment.
In addition to her surgical expertise, as a mother of four children Dr. Levine also understands that skin disorders may cause young people social and emotional problems, as well as physical concerns. We take great care in performing examinations and treatments in a calm, supportive, and reassuring manner, designed to minimize any patient anxiety or discomfort. We also work closely with parents so that they can be confident, well-informed partners in their child’s treatment and recovery, as well as the ongoing health and well-being of their child’s skin.
Why should I use a pediatric dermatologic surgeon?
When children develop skin growths or lesions, they are often subjected to a series of referrals from their pediatrician to a dermatologist who can diagnose their condition, and finally to a general or plastic surgeon who can surgically remove the growth. Often, each doctor has experience with only a part of the puzzle. A pediatrician will not have expertise in dermatology; a dermatologist may not perform surgery; and a general or plastic surgeon who usually handles adult patients may not understand the nuances of treatment and aftercare for children. An experienced pediatric dermatologic surgeon, on the other hand, possesses the medical expertise, diagnostic insight, and specialized surgical skills to meet the unique needs of pediatric patients in need of skin surgery. An expert in pediatric dermatologic surgery and pediatric laser therapy, Dr. Jody Levine can manage your child’s care from diagnosis and treatment through follow-up care and beyond.
Renowned for her keen diagnostic sense, Dr. Levine has the knowledge and experience to determine when a child’s skin lesions require monitoring, medical treatment, surgical excision, laser therapy, or a combination of treatments. She can also discern when a skin growth is benign, malignant, or a manifestation of an associated disease or other underlying problem. Dr. Levine is well-versed in the most advanced surgical techniques and laser therapies to ensure not only the best medical outcome, but also the most elegant cosmetic results. As a pediatrician and a mother of four, she also understands the emotional needs of young patients. From special pediatric anesthesia methods, to child-friendly toys and prizes, our practice is dedicated to providing a warm, caring, and stress-free environment for you and your child.
What type of pediatric surgical treatments do you offer?
We offer a full range of surgical dermatologic treatments for pediatric patients, from excisions of a wide variety of benign skin growths, to treatment for skin cancer and vascular birthmarks. Contact us to find out more about the following:
- Alpasia Cutus
- Benign Skin Growths
- Congenital Nevi
- Ear Piercing
- Nevus Sebaceous
- Port Wine Stains
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Tags
- Vascular Birthmarks