Mole removal in Bern

Pigment lesions, melanomas

Would you like to have a mole removed in Bern? Dr. Urs Büttiker, MD, led the melanoma consultation at the University Clinic for Dermatology at Inselspital Bern for 4 years. At the Bern Bubenberg dermatology practice, he performs computer-assisted screening examinations of moles in patients at risk.

People with many pigmented lesions (moles) have an increased risk of developing melanoma. Early detection is very important, as the better the chances of recovery. The incidence of black skin cancer (melanoma) has risen sharply in recent years. Currently, around 1400 people in Switzerland are newly diagnosed with melanoma every year and over 200 patients die. Melanoma is therefore the most dangerous of all skin tumors.

During the consultation, the affected patients are informed about the diagnosis and the further procedure, the necessary steps are initiated and the follow-up examinations are carried out.

Dermatoscopy / video microscopy

With the help of a digitalized documentation system, the finest changes in the pigment structure can be detected  and thus an early diagnosis can be made.

Other skin tumors

Epithelial tumors (basal cell carcinomas, spinaliomas) and precancerous lesions (actinic keratoses)
The population in Switzerland is getting older and older, which means that the incidence of sun-related skin damage (actinic keratoses) and white skin cancer (basal cell carcinomas and spinaliomas) is constantly increasing. Patients with these diseases are examined during consultation hours. The treatment is then determined together with the patient.

Different methods are used, such as photodynamic therapy, cryotherapy, immunomodulators and surgery. In special situations, surgery is performed together with a plastic surgeon.

Computer-assisted screening of moles (melanoma screening) and other skin changes such as age spots using reflected light microscopy and documentation (image storage) for better follow-up over the years (computer-assisted documentation and analysis system FotoFinder® with standardized follow-up).

  • Other skin tumors (e.g. basal cell carcinomas, spinaliomas, etc.) and precancerous lesions (actinic keratoses, etc.)
  • Melanoma aftercare
  • Skin removal (biopsies)
  • Excisions and surgical procedures for analysis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • UV-Map

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