Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of skin, mucosa, hair and nail and diagnosis, management and prevention of leprosy and sexually transmitted (venereal) diseases. Many simple surgeries for skin disorders and cosmetic procedures are also done by the dermatologists. These include treatments for acne scars, removal of moles, warts, skin tags, comedones, xanthoma, lipoma, vitiligo surgeries and nail surgeries. Diagnostic procedures such as slit skin smears, skin scrapping, skin biopsies (punch biopsy/excisional) are also performed.
At present, facilities for diagnosis and treatment for skin disorders, genital conditions, leprosy and sexually transmitted diseases and multiple minor surgical procedures are available at Department of Dermatology and Venereology of AIIMS, Deoghar.