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Department of dermatology and allergology with skin cancer centre

Dr. med. Kerstin Lommel
dermatology and allergology, skin cancer

About the department

The department of dermatology and allergology with skin cancer centre at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is a top-class medical facility for treating skin diseases. Around 1,000 patients with skin diseases are treated annually by the local team of professionals. It is recognized as a Certified Center for Skin Cancer. All therapy options for skin cancer treatment are offered in cooperation with the department of oncology. The services also include advanced procedures such as electrochemotherapy (ECT) and extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP), iontophoresis, light therapy/testing, negative pressure pump for wound healing, biosurgery, and others. The rooms on the ward have modern sanitary facilities, radio, and television.

All types of skin diseases, allergies, and autoimmune diseases are diagnosed at the department. Complex wounds, as well as chronic skin diseases, are one of the priorities. A comprehensive treatment plan is designed following evidence-based guidelines, including surgery, psychological counselling, and post-hospital social support. In the case of malignant and benign skin cancer, participation in clinical trials of novel therapy methods is also possible.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Skin tumour centre (individual diagnosis and therapy of malignant skin changes)

Surgical therapies:

  • Surgical removal of moles and birthmarks (punching, scraping, laser), tissue removal for inflammatory diseases
  • Skin plastic reconstruction after accidents or burns (reconstructive defect closure with a skin flap)
  • Circumcision for inflammation or narrowing of the foreskin (phimosis)
  • Removal of genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Scar corrections
  • Surgical correction of so-called bulbous noses (rhinophyma)
  • Biopsies, including muscle biopsies

Wound care (modern wound management during and after the hospital stay):

  • Extensive diagnosis of the cause of non-healing wounds
  • Care of chronic wounds, also in cooperation with at-home nursing
  • Surgical cleaning of wounds or inflamed skin
  • Skin plastic reconstruction after accidents, burns, or persistent ulcers (reconstructive defect closure with skin flap)
  • Wound healing through negative pressure using a foam bandage, drainage, and negative pressure pump (vac pump)
  • Biosurgery: Clinically controlled use of laboratory-reared larvae to rid wounds of dead tissue or bacterial contamination
  • Lymphatic drainage and physiotherapy to support the healing of leg ulcers

Allergology (identify and treat allergies) 

Inflammatory skin diseases (help with acute and chronic inflammatory skin diseases) 

Autoimmune diseases, immunoadsorption (treat with filtered blood)

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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2001 - Specialist in the skin and venereal diseases
  • 2002 - Additional qualification in allergology
  • 2004 - Additional qualification in professional dermatology
  • 2005 - Acupuncture A Diploma
  • 2017 - Graduated from Japanese Kampo Medicine
  • 2018 - Master class Nagano Acupuncture Usuki/Japan

Experience

  • 1997-2003 Assistant and specialist at the Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology Head Physician Professor Dr. E. Hölzle, Municipal Clinics Oldenburg
  • 2003-2004 Senior Physician at the Clinic for Dermatology and Venereology, Head Physician Professor Dr. PK Kohl, Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln in Berlin
  • 2012 Chief Physician at the Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Author of 3 research papers
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