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Welcome to Geria Dermatology, where we address various skin irregularities with precision and expertise. Our Melanoma treatments in New Jersey are designed to safely and effectively remove melanoma, melanoma lesions, or any skin-related melanoma condition while prioritizing patient safety and well-being. Whether you seek relief from discomfort, improved aesthetics, or overall skin health, our specialized procedures offer numerous benefits.

Our practice is conveniently located to serve Melanoma treatment patients in Rutherford, Verona, Bergen, and Essex Counties.

What is Melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the melanocytes, which produce melanin, giving skin its color. It often appears as a new spot or a change in an existing mole. Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body but is most commonly found in areas exposed to the sun. 

If left untreated, melanoma can spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening. Early detection and professional treatment is crucial for successful melanoma outcomes.

What causes Melanoma?

Melanoma is primarily caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Other risk factors include having fair skin, a history of sunburns, having many moles or unusual moles, a weakened immune system, and a family history of melanoma. 


However, it’s essential to note that not everyone with these risk factors will develop melanoma, and individuals without them can still develop it. Regular skin checks and sun protection, such as SPF measures, are crucial for prevention and early detection.

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What are common Melanoma treatments?

Common treatments for melanoma at Geria Dermatology include:

  • Surgical excision: This is a popular approach among our team to remove the melanoma surgically and a margin of normal skin around it.
  • Mohs surgery: This specialized surgical technique is used for melanomas on the face or other areas where preserving healthy tissue is crucial.
  • Lymph node biopsy and dissection: If melanoma has spread to nearby lymph nodes, they may need to be surgically removed.

Other routes include: 

  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy

The choice of treatment depends on factors such as the stage of the melanoma, its location, and the patient’s overall health.

Melanoma Treatment Recovery

Melanoma treatment recovery varies depending on the type of treatment received and the individual’s overall health. After surgical procedures, such as excision or Mohs surgery, patients may experience some swelling and bruising at the surgical site. It’s important to keep the wound clean and dry and avoid strenuous activities.

Recovery from immunotherapy or targeted therapy may involve managing side effects such as fatigue, nausea, and skin rash, which can vary in severity. Patients should communicate any concerns or unexpected symptoms to their healthcare team promptly. 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition, hydration, and adequate rest, can support the body’s healing process and optimize recovery.

Why choose us?

Why choose
Geria Dermatology?

Our founder, Aanand N. Geria, MD FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Geria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) and Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) and is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), New Jersey Dermatological Society, and Skin of Color Society, and has frequently made the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” list since 2018.

Our Dermatologists and talented team of clinicians have undergone extensive training and developed the necessary skills to treat patients of all backgrounds. We aim to exceed our patients’ expectations while establishing ourselves as the premier Melanoma treatment practice in New Jersey.

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To schedule your consultation with one of our trained specialists, call us today at (201) 623-8000 for our Rutherford location, and (201) 907-1157 for our Verona location. You can also use the contact form on our website to inquire about a procedure, and one of our patient coordinators will get back to you soon. Get in touch with Geria Dermatology and start your journey to beautiful, healthy, radiant skin.

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