Department of Dermatology and Venerology
Senior physician: Richard Šuraň, MD
Activities of the Department
The Department provides outpatient therapeutic and preventive care of clients of commercial services (Homolka Premium Care, Comfort Care and paying foreign nationals), the staff of embassies in the Czech Republic, the staff of the Na Homolce Hospital, and consulting services for hospital outpatients and inpatients. Treatment of other patients from the Czech Republic and abroad is provided only based on the immediate availability of physicians in the Department.
In case of suspected venereal diseases, the Department makes basic examinations. Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia infection are referred to the respective consulting specialists in dermatovenerology.
The Department performs examinations of suspected skin tumours and in case of histological confirmation of the diagnosis, the patients are treated and followed up by the Department. Patients with malignant melanoma and lymphoma cutis are referred to the Department of Oncology of the Na Homolce Hospital (and the Department of Dermatology is then involved in their follow-up), or to the outpatient dermato-oncology units of other dermatology departments.
In addition to the basic specialized examination, the Department performs electrocauterization, cryotherapy, sclerotherapy of varicose veins, examinations of pigment formations by dermatoscope, epicutaneous tests, dermatosurgical and aesthetic dermatology interventions.
The staff of the Department include 1 senior physician (1.0 FTE), 1 independent physician (0.5 FTE) and 2 nurses (1.0 and 0.8 FTE).
Development perspectives for 2018
Physicians and nurses of the Department are involved in postgraduate training courses and regularly read professional journals. The task of the Department for 2018 is to maintain the quality of the provided therapeutic and preventive care, strengthening of epicutaneous testing and increasing the range of aesthetic dermatology interventions.