What's the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery?

By A. Foley

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What is the meaning of this affiliation?

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS): With more than 4,700 members, the ASDS is the largest specialty organization in the world exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons, board-certified physicians who are specifically trained to treat the health, function and appearance of the skin and soft tissue, with both medically necessary and cosmetic procedures, using both surgical and non-surgical methods.

The purpose of tha American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDS) is to:

  • foster, promote, support, augment, develop and encourage investigative knowledge in Dermatologic Surgery
  • promote the highest possible standards in clinical practice, continuing education and research in Dermatologic Surgery
  • promote the highest standards of patient care and promote the public interest relating to Dermatologic Surgery
  • provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and methodology for Dermatologic Surgery and related basic sciences

More about ASDS is at www.asds.net.

Dermatologic surgeons: These doctors deal with the diagnosis and treatment of medically necessary and cosmetic conditions of the skin, hair, nails, veins, mucous membranes and adjacent tissues by various surgical, reconstructive, cosmetic and non-surgical methods. The purpose of dermatologic surgery is to repair and/or improve the function and cosmetic appearance of skin tissue.

 

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