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“ONKODERMA” – Clinic for Classical, Surgical and Aesthetic Dermatology

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Certified Individual Courses in Dermatologic Surgery

The Dermatosurgical Unit of the Clinic ONKODERMA (dermatosurgery-tchernev.com) in partnership with the Bulgarian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (bulsds.com) organizes individual certified courses in Dermatologic Surgery in groups of maximum 2 people. More details >

“Onkoderma” is a specialized Clinic for dermatology, venereology, dermatosurgery, as well as aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology. It is located on Boulevard “Skobelev” №26, Sofia, Bulgaria. The main activity of this clinic is focused on the precise diagnostics and treatments of various types of skin cancer (melanocytic and non-melanocytic skin tumors).

The clinic works closely with a high number of national and several international dermatohistopathological Units in Europe and the US, as well as with several reputable specialized European centers and University clinics with internationally recognized standards and authority in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. There is a possibility for patients with unresectable or metastatic forms (metastasis of tumors in other organs and / or systems of the human body) to be included, free of charge, in various European programs for skin cancer treatment.

With its long history in the fields of dermatologic surgery and dermatologic oncology, Onkoderma clinic caters for patients from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Consultations are carried out after enrollment.

A large number of outpatient dermatological surgical procedures are carried out in the dermatological unit (surgical removal of melanomas in their infancy; basal cell and squamous-cell carcinomas with the respective field of surgical security; tumor staging, using internationally recognized criteria; a follow-up of patients with skin tumors during and after chemotherapy or targeted therapy; surgical removal of warts and fibromas; skin and mucosal diagnostic biopsies), STD diagnostics and treatments (DNA diagnostics for oncogenic and non-oncogenic HPV papilloma viruses – genotyping, PCR-based genotyping of all kinds of sexually transmitted diseases, such as Gardnerella vaginalis, Candidiasis, Trichomoniasis, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Mycoplasmas), diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases (Atopic dermatitis, Psoriasis Vulgaris, Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis), infectious (fungi on the nails, genital warts, seborrheic dermatitis, herpes simplex and other viral infections), acne and other rare diseases and syndromes; diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of allergic diseases; testing of patients (including early diagnosis in children) suspected to different types of food allergies and allergies to inhaled allergens, including pollen, mold, dust mites, animals – a horse, dog, cat.

The Dermatology Clinic “ONKODERMA” – Aesthetic Dermatology and Dermatological Cosmetics

The cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology sector is a new aspect to the clinic’s activity, which includes applying botox, fillers, mesotherapy, laser slimming, cryolypolysis, cryotherapy, nanotherapy, ultrasonic peeling and other.

“Onkoderma” is located in the city of Sofia, “Skobelev” blvd. № 26

Contacts: GSM 0885588424; Prof. Dr. Georgi Tchernev; e-mail: georgi_tchernev@yahoo.de


Surgical treatment of Acne inversa/Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)! Already in Sofia Now!

Acne inversa (Hidradenitis suppurativa) is a chronic skin disease with inflammation of the apocrine sweat glands. It mainly affects the skin of the axillary region and genitals. It is characterized by the appearance of red bumps or nodules which are often filled with purulent contents. In a large percentage of cases, drug therapy is unsatisfactory, so a gold standard in acne inversa therapy remains surgical treatment.

For the first time the Bulgarian Society of Dermatological Surgery (BULSDS) offers treatment of acne inversa / hidradenitis suppurativa, in the form of various invasive methods:
1. Serial surgical excisions under local anesthesia.
2. Complete removal of one or two regions (axillary or inguinal), within one surgical intervention, under general or spinal narcosis with:
a) subsequent secondary healing of the surgical defect or
b) application of surgical flaps in order to maximally adapt wound edges and avoid massive scarring in secondary healing

Determination and removal of a draining/ sentinel lymph node in patients with melanoma.

The Bulgarian Society of Dermatological Surgery (BULSDS) introduces the determination of a first draining/ sentinel lymph node by radioactive labeling with technetium, followed by SPECT-CT in order to maximize its exact localization and visualization.
At the same time, a removal of a sentinel lymph node is performed in combination with its intraoperative express histological examination – express frozen histological sections (Gefrier).