OUR OFFICE

When choosing a dermatologist, patients want an office that provides a relaxing, comfortable environment.  Dr. T.J. Giuffrida provides this, whether you are having a skin cancer screening, a skin cancer surgery, or another skin surgical procedure. Dr. Giuffrida is founder of the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Miami, Florida.  The practice focuses on diagnosing and treating skin cancer.  A large proportion of work focuses on skin surgery.  Dr. Giuffrida performs skin surgical procedures every day, including removing many different types of benign and malignant skin lesions.  He also performs thousands of general skin exams yearly to check patients for skin cancer and precancerous lesions.   Dr. Giuffrida is highly skilled, highly trained and is compassionate and caring with patients.  He is board certified in dermatology.  He is fellowship trained in Mohs surgery and one of only a few Miami Mohs Surgeons offering the highest quality treatment for skin cancer.

      

Immediate Appointments

Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center has a program, DermAccess, designed to increase the accessibility of skin cancer screenings, allowing for suspicious lesions to be evaluated within 72 hours. Dr. T.J. Giuffrida has used this model to provide the most effective and efficient manner to evaluate skin cancer. The program, modeled after a practice at the University of Pittsburgh, allows patients, who have suspicious growths on their skin, to see a skin cancer specialist immediately. 

”The significant shortage of dermatologists makes the wait for a new patient appointment several months in some regions. When I opened the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, my vision was to offer better access to highly trained individuals,” explains Dr.Giuffrida. “In addition, skin cancer has more than tripled among Caucasians between 1980 and 2003. Living in South Florida with summertime conditions all year round, there is increased exposure to the sun, and we feel it’s our responsibility to give patients immediate access to care, offering them advanced treatment and peace of mind.” 

DermAccess is designed to accept new patients within 72 hours of a referral to the center. Patients who have suspicious lesions are encouraged to contact the center requesting an appointment to be evaluated for skin cancer. “Early detection is the key to successfully treating skin cancer,” said Dr. Giuffrida. “It is important for everyone to perform a monthly self-exam and look for abnormal growth or moles.”

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