About This Clinic
UT Health Austin’s Melanoma and Pigment Lesion Clinic provides care for patients (18 years and older) with a diagnosis of melanoma or who are at high risk of developing melanoma, including those with many large, atypical moles and/or a significant family history of melanoma. We provide evaluation and follow-up care services in addition to coordinating your care with your primary care provider, primary dermatologist, or other health professionals to ensure we understand all aspects of your health.
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Dermatology Clinic care team includes dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, surgical oncologists, medical oncologist, pathologists, social workers, and more, who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We collaborate with our colleagues at The University of Texas at Austin and the Dell Medical School to utilize the latest research, diagnostic, and treatment techniques, allowing us to improve patient treatment and outcomes. Through the use of FotoFinder, a skin imaging technology that performs pain-free automated total body mapping, we are able to create an accurate skin map of the patient to analyze and more efficiently track any changes to moles as well as other skin issues. This state-of-the-art device uses a combination of high-resolution photography, video dermoscopy, and artificial intelligence to create a highly magnified image of your moles and mole structure and is one of the most advanced diagnostic tools used in detecting abnormalities early. Currently, UT Health Austin is one of only two providers in the state of Texas with access to this technology. Advanced imaging and lab testing are also available on-site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. During your visit, your care team will perform a physical exam of your skin followed by a discussion of whether you are at high risk for melanoma or require an increased level of screening and surveillance.
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