Dermatosurgery and dermatology
A dermato-surgeon is first and foremost a dermatologist – a specialist who developed a relatively restricted area of surgery dealing with the skin and structures connected to the skin. A dermatosureon performs surgical procedures beginning with small, simple skin biopsies, continues with surgeries for skin problems like ingrown toe nails, warts, moles and other skin problems like scars and large operations for the removal of skin cancers.
MOHS surgery is a special subspecialty within dermatosurgery, and in the USA, the birthplace of MOHS surgery, is being performed mainly by dermatologists. In Israel it is being performed by both dermatosurgeons and plastic surgeons.