Athina Matekovits Dalamaga - Dermatologist - Venereologist

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Dermatologic surgery

Dermatologic surgery is an integral part of Dermatology, that has experienced impressive advances in recent years. Surgical cutaneous procedures include removal of benign and malignant skin lesions. Surgical removal of  skin cancers is considered the treatment of choice, since the lesion can be totally resected and sent for histopathologic examination. Moreover, there are numerous benign […]


Skin biopsy

Skin biopsy is a procedure that helps the dermatologist to confirm the correct diagnosis, when the clinical picture is atypical or non specific. A small sample of skin is removed in order to be examined in the laboratory (histopathological examination). Before having a skin biopsy, you should inform your dermatologist if you: Take aspirin or […]



Electrocautery is a therapeutic method that belongs to the field of electrosurgery. By using a special medical device, an electric current is passed in the tissues where the electricity is converted to heat, resulting in thermal destruction of selected lesions. Benign hyperplasias of the skin such as warts and seborrheic keratoses are easily treated with […]



Cryotherapy or cryosurgery is a method of treating skin lesions by freezing the tissue. It is an effective, safe, affordable and well tolerated treatment. Liquid nitrogen, having a temperature of minus 196 degrees Celsius is used as a cooling agent. It is applied to the skin using a special spraying device or by direct coating […]