Dr. Samujjala Deb Chatterjee
MBBS (Hons. Gold Medalist), MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) DNB (Dermatology)
Fellowship in Dermatosurgery from St. John’s Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore
Trained in Pediatric Dermatology from Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (Associate Hospital of Maulana Azad Medical College) New Delhi
International Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology
Member of International Society of Dermatology
Member of Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists
Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, nails, hair and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate and treat children and adults with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes. A dermatologist also treats diseases and cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
The different types of skin diseases seen in the Department of Dermatology include –
1. Acne (pimples)
2. Hair and nail disorders
3. Skin infections
4. Drug reactions and allergies
6. Sun induced damage
7. Skin cancers
8. Skin pigmentation disorders like vitiligo, melasma
9. Pediatric skin diseases
10. Birthmarks and congenital skin diseases
11. Viral infections like warts, herpes simplex, herpes zoster etc.
12. Connective tissue diseases
13. Contact dermatitis including occupational diseases
15. Skin wounds and burns
DEPARTMENTAL DETAILS :
Regular Outpatient Clinic with Special Clinics focusing on important skin diseases.
In patient admission for patients who require treatment under supervision.
Interdepartmental collaboration for comprehensive and exhaustive treatment of skin diseases.
Regular Skin Camps and health checkups for raising the awareness about healthy skin.
OPD TIMINGS :
Monday to Saturday – 10 am to 1 pm (except Tuesday)
2 pm to 4 pm (all days)
SPECIAL CLINICS AT THE MISSION HOSPITAL
· MONDAY – ACNE CLINIC
Acne (pimples) is one of the most common skin diseases that dermatologists treat. It can occur in both men and women and at any age. It is commonly seen on the face but can be seen on the upper back, upper chest and arms also.
Delay in treatment of acne can result in complications in the form of black spots, large pores, uneven skin and depressed scars. These can have a negative impact on the mental health of the patient with long term consequences.
At the Mission Hospital we have effective treatment for all types and stages of acne. These include:
o Complete examination of skin with systemic evaluation
o Treatment of active acne with medicine and gels
o Chemical peel for active acne
o Treatment of cystic acne
o Acne scar surgery
o Microneedling for acne scars
o Platelet rich plasma therapy
· WEDNESDAY– HAIR CLINIC
Hair fall is complained by men and women of all ages. There can be a number of causes for hair fall like androgenetic alopecia, dandruff, alopecia areata, stress induced hair loss etc.
Delay in diagnosis of the hair loss can lead to a permanent reduction in the quality and quantity of hair.
At the Mission Hospital we have a comprehensive hair fall evaluation program where each patient (male and female) is thoroughly evaluated and given a personalized treatment plan to reduce hair fall and stimulate growth of new hair.
This program includes –
o Detailed evaluation of hair loss along with blood tests and hair analysis to determine the root cause of hair loss
o Focused medical therapy
o Platelet rich plasma therapy
o Hair Transplantation
· THURSDAY – PIGMENTATION CLINIC
Pigmentation of the skin is a common complaint among people of all ages and sex.
Pigmentation can be dark colored spots or patches on the skin or light colored depigmentation. These diseases can cause immense psychological trauma to patients.
Timely and adequate treatment of pigmentary disorders is important as delay can lead to long lasting changes which is very difficult to treat.
At the Mission Hospital we have medical and surgical treatment of all types of pigmentary disorders.
Common diseases which are treated include –
o Sun tan
o Dark patches on the body
o Post trauma or post burn marks
· FRIDAY – COSMETIC & AESTHETIC SURGERY CLINIC
Aging of the face and body is unavoidable. Till a few years ago, people had to live with the signs of aging but not anymore. With recent advances in medical and surgical fields, men and women can continue to look just the way they did in their youthful days.
The best part is that most of these procedures can be done in a short period of time and patients can go back to their work without any delay and without friends or colleagues knowing that any surgery was done. Such is the charm that these are often known as “Lunchtime Procedures”!
At the same time we offer aesthetic surgery as well for enhancement of facial features for both men and women.
A proportionate and symmetric face is very important for boosting self confidence. So if there is any aspect of your face which makes you feel self conscious then visit the Skin Clinic for a free consultation and evaluation by our Experienced Dermatologist.
At the Mission Hospital we proudly offer the following Anti-aging and aesthetic procedures –
o Complete evaluation with face mapping and medical management.
o Chemical peeling – glow peel, party peel, skin whitening peel, anti-aging peel.
o Botulinum toxin for wrinkles
o Injectable fillers for under eye bags, hollow cheeks, sagging skin on neck, thin lips.
o Thread lifting – for sagging skin.
o Microdermabrasion – for skin brightness.
o Microneedling – vampire face lift for antiaging and skin tightening.
o Autologous fat grafting.
o Platelet rich plasma therapy.
· SATURDAY– PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY CLINIC
There are a number of skin diseases which are specific to children. Many a time’s parents spend months before consulting a dermatologist for the treatment of skin problems in their children.
At the Mission Hospital we have a dedicated Pediatric Dermatology clinic where parents can consult the dermatologist for correct and timely treatment of skin diseases in their children.
Specific diseases which are treated include –
o Congenital skin disease like epidermolysis bullosa, ichthyosis bullosa
o Pediatric skin infections
o Pediatric hair disorders
o Pediatric nail disorders
o Pediatric allergies
o Pediatric vitiligo and psoriasis
Apart from the above mentioned treatments other therapies provided by the Department of Dermatology include the following:
· Excision and treatment of growth on the skin (eg. Skin tags, tumors)
· Intralesional treatment – with steroid or chemotherapy.
· Skin biopsy
· Removal of Moles
· Vitiligo surgery – Including procedures like autologous melanocyte transplant, suction blister grafting and punch grafting.
· Allergy testing – 'Patch testing' for contact dermatitis.
· Systemic therapies – including antibiotics, immunomodulators, and novel injectable products.
· Topical therapies –numerous products and compounds used topically in medicine.