15 years without an answer; It took Mayo 15 minutes
An elderly man who spent years trying to identify a troublesome skin condition was diagnosed within minutes of entering the Mayo Clinic exam room. This scenario isn’t rare, but the patient’s condition often is. Finally getting an answer always brings a sigh of relief.
A patient who was being seen for something else had a dark spot on his lip which he hadn’t even noticed. One of our dermatologists recognized it as a sign of a serious adrenal gland issue and recommended surgery. It saved his life.
The right diagnosis
Because underlying diseases are often present with skin conditions, our dermatologists team up with pathology, ENT, neurology, medical and radiation oncology and other disciplines to coordinate care for complex cases. The specialists we collaborate with regularly see extremely rare conditions. Plus, we have immediate access to the latest Mayo Clinic research and treatment protocols.
Successful outcomes, at last
Many patients come to us with conditions that haven’t been resolved elsewhere. The issue is often an inability to provide the proactive, ongoing monitoring required with a more aggressive—and more effective—therapy. Our team is organized to provide that high level of care.
Peace of mind comes sooner
- The dermatology department prioritizes early detection of skin cancers and precancerous tissue
- Patients are seen within weeks, not months
- Many skin cancers can be cleared in one procedure
Our specialists treat everything from acne, psoriasis and eczema to tattoo removal, cosmetic procedures and conditions from diseases such as cancer, lupus, immune and hypersensitivity disorders. We use the latest technologies including laser, excimer and blue light phototherapy.
Appointments are available now. To talk with someone now, call 608-392-9491 (La Crosse) or 608-392-5012 (Onalaska).
See the Dermatology web page.
|Franki Lambert Smith,
|Hans Von Weiss,