University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Department of Dermatology and Allergology (26097)
Specialized in: dermatology, allergology
About the department
The Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen treats all skin diseases and is one of the leading medical facilities of this kind in Germany. The department's doctors specialize in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases (for example, psoriasis, eczema), allergies, skin infections, diseases of the mucous membranes, nails and hair. The key focus of the department’s work is the treatment of skin tumors. In addition, the department's dermatologists have unique experience in the treatment of rare skin diseases. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Amir Yazdi.
The department positions itself as maximum care medical facility, in which all classical and advanced methods of diagnostics and therapy are available. The primary task of each employee is the effective treatment, which meets the very latest medical standards.
The department is proud of its outstanding achievements in the field of skin cancer treatment. After consultation with the doctor, the patient is prescribed a series of necessary diagnostic tests, which will help to determine the patient's health status and make an accurate diagnosis. Based on the results obtained, the doctors develop an individual treatment concept. If surgical intervention is necessary, great attention is paid not only to the therapeutic result, but also to the aesthetic aspect, especially in the case of skin tumors of the face, neck, etc.
The department also has a well-developed field of aesthetic dermatology. In addition to laser services, it offers various general aesthetic procedures, for example, botulinum toxin A and hyaluronic acid injections, fruit peeling. The laser procedures are carried out within the interdisciplinary Center for Laser Medicine.
In the field of allergology, all the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic measures are carried out in order to provide medical care for the patients suffering from allergies to pollen, ticks, animal hair, food intolerance, drug allergies and occupational allergies. The spectrum is complemented by the treatment of atopic diseases, such as hay fever, allergic asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, eczema, urticaria, mastocytosis and insect venom allergy. The diagnostic options cover all types of prick tests, intracutaneous and epicutaneous skin tests, as well as tests for light-dependent allergies (photoprovocation) and inpatient provocative tests. After a thorough diagnostics, the doctors prescribe an optimal therapy (treatment with pills, ointments, etc.).
The service range of the department includes:
- Basal cell carcinoma resection
- Squamous cell carcinoma surgery
- Malignant skin melanoma resection
- Surgery to treat rare malignant skin tumors
- Treatment of сhronic wounds
- Aesthetic dermatology
- Laser procedures
- Injections of hyaluronic acid fillers and botulinum toxin A
- Fruit peeling
- Diagnostics and treatment of skin tumors
- Planning and performance of surgery to resect tumor and sentinel lymph nodes
- Treatment of malignant skin tumors in accordance with the recommendations of professional societies (especially malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, skin lymphoma)
- Light video microscopy in patients with high risk for dysplastic nevus syndrome
- High-dose and low-dose adjuvant therapy using interferon alpha in malignant melanoma
- Checkpoint inhibitor therapy (immunotherapy), antibody therapy, targeted therapy, chemotherapy and PUVA therapy (on both an outpatient and inpatient basis)
- Additional treatment methods, such as chemoprevention with retinoids, photodynamic therapy (PDT), laser therapy, sensitization in skin melanoma metastases, the use of local modulators of immunity and differentiation, such as imiquimod or diclofenac
- Interdisciplinary medical care (psychosomatics, pain therapy, surgery, radiation therapy, stereotactic surgery, palliative care)
- Treatment within the clinical trials
- Laser therapy (within the specialized interdisciplinary center)
- Actinic keratoses and actinic cheilitis
- Benign vascular changes
- Viral skin lesions
- Skin pigmentation
- Benign tumors and organoid nevi
- Inflammatory dermatoses
- Aesthetic procedures (skin resurfacing, skin rejuvenation)
- Botulinum and hyaluronic acid injections in combination with ablative and non-ablative laser therapy
- Peeling using fruit acid and salicylic acid in scars, acne
- Photodynamic therapy with preliminary fractional ablative laser therapy
- Diagnostics and treatment of allergies
- Pollen allergy
- Tick allergy
- Insect venom allergy
- Animal hair allergy
- Drug allergy
- Food intolerance
- Occupational allergies
- Hay fever
- Allergic asthma
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Other medical services
Prof. Yazdi began his career as a Research Fellow at the University Hospitals in Munich and Tuebingen. This was followed by a scholarship from the German Research Foundation and the Marie Curie Scholarship at the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2010, he worked in various positions, and recently held the position of the Leading Senior Physician in the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Tuebingen, which is the largest dermatological medical facility in Germany. The clinical interests of Dr. Yazdi include the diagnostics and treatment of allergies, ultramodern imaging-guided surgical interventions, drug therapy, innovative treatment methods for patients with malignant and inflammatory skin diseases.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
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