Surgical Treatment

Conveniently Located to serve Rutherford, Verona, Bergen and Essex Counties


Lipomas are benign overgrowths of fat that present as soft lumps and bumps occurring on the arms or trunk. These growths can be safely removed in the outpatient setting under local anesthesia. Schedule your appointment today at Geria Dermatology to discuss your treatment options.


Frequently referred to as sebaceous cysts, these benign growths frequently occur on the head or trunk. Occasionally, they may become inflamed and painful. These can be electively removed in the outpatient setting under local anesthesia. Call Geria Dermatology today to see if surgery is right for you.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the US. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate for melanoma is 99%. At Geria Dermatology, we are very experienced in the surgical removal of skin cancers. Please note, we do not perform Mohs surgery and will refer out if this procedure is required.

Earlobe repair

Earlobe repair is needed for split earlobe or enlarged earring holes. This is a minor surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia in the outpatient setting. Sutures are removed after 5-7 days and re-piercing can occur after 2 months. Call Geria Dermatology to discuss if you’re a candidate for earlobe surgery.


Keloids are benign overgrowths of scar tissue that can be cosmetically deforming. Common areas for keloids to occur include the neck, back, shoulder, and earlobes. We utilize a variety of medical and surgical treatment options to remove keloids. Schedule your appointment with Geria Dermatology to discuss what your options are for your keloid.



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