Dermatology





  • Dermatology Clinic

Dermatology Overview

  • Overview

    “Kansas Besides being our largest organ, the skin is constantly on display to others around us. This means that its exposure to risks is bigger, and it can be affected and damaged by various factors that are outside of our control. These factors may be genetic predispositions, infections, or even environmental hazards. We offer a wide range of dermatological services for conditions that affect the skin from alopecia and acne, to psoriasis and skin cancer in both adults and children.

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  • General Dermatology

    “Kansas Dermatology is the study of the skin. It deals with conditions such as acne, fungus, abscesses, itching, rashes, actinic keratosis, autoimmune disorders, contact dermatitis, eczema, hair loss, mole examination and removal, melanoma, nail disorders, rashes, rosacea, skin cancer, skin infections, athlete's foot and ringworm, herpes infections, skin growths and warts.

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  • Surgical Dermatology

    “Kansas Surgical dermatology services offered at University Health Dermatology include destruction and excision of benign, premalignant as well as malignant skin lesions and cysts. Skin cancer is among those problems that often require surgery but only after evaluation of the lesion and review of pathology results. Acne scars can also be treated through surgery. Other surgical services that we offer include Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstruction surgery and nail surgery.

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  • Light Therapy

    “Kansas Light therapy is an effective way of treating some types of skin diseases. The service involves the use of specialized ultraviolet light. Among the skin conditions that are treated with light therapy are eczema, pruritis, vitiligo, and psoriasis. For this treatment to be successful, the patient needs to have two to three visits per week often for several months. The practitioner determines the treatment time as well as the dosage levels. With commitment to treatment, many of these skin diseases can be put into remission.

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  • Patch Testing

    “Kansas Patch testing is utilized by dermatologists to treat individuals who are experiencing a persistent rash in which the cause is suspected to be due to a patient’s exposure to a chemical or product they are coming in contact with. This type of skin test is done to help identify which chemical agents the patient is sensitive to.

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  • Skin Cancer Treatment

    “Kansas As the largest organ on the body, skin cancer accounts for the most common type of cancer today. In fact, the American Cancer Society states that more than 3.7 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year.

    Like most cancers, skin cancers are malignant tumors of the skin. Commonly occurring cancers that rarely metastasize (or spread to other organs in the body) are called basal and squamous skin cancers. Basal and squamous skin cancer develops from excessive sun exposure over many years.  Early detection and treatment can remove these types of skin cancers.

    Malignant Melanoma is the third most common type of skin cancer. The main known cause is from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. While Melanoma accounts for the smallest amount of skin cancer cases, it is the most aggressive. While Melanoma is a more dangerous type of skin cancer, when caught in the earliest stages, it is highly curable with surgery.

    Fortunately, even the most aggressive forms of  skin cancers can be treated and maybe even cured with early detection and preventative measures. That's why it is so crucial to have regular preventative skin exams and to be aware of the many skin cancer treatments available if you or a loved one develops skin cancer.

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  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

    “Kansas Mohs Micrographic surgery is an extremely meticulous and precise method of removing all cancerous skin cells from the area the tumor was found. A big reason why Mohs Micrographic surgery is so successful is because the Mohs surgeon not only removes the cancerous cells but with the use of microscopic instruments, they can find and eliminate cancerous “roots” remaining in the skin. Mohs Micrographic surgery is the most accurate method to surgically remove skin cancer, surpassing many other treatments. It has proven to be 95% successful as opposed to other procedures with only an 80-90% success rate. Mohs Micrographic surgery is an outpatient procedure done in our office under local anesthesia. This technique minimizes scarring and has a reasonably quick healing time, however, it requires a 2-4 hour stay in the office while skin margins are being examined microscopically.

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  • Traditional Excision

    “Kansas Excision is simply the surgical removal of skin cancer tumors, along with a margin of normal skin to ensure a high cure rate. The area requires local anesthesia and suturing of the site is required at the time of removal. This is an outpatient procedure that usually takes about 20 minutes.  The skin and tumor that were removed will be examined microscopically to ensure that it no cancer remains in the skin.

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  • Electrodesiccation Curettage

    “Kansas Electrodesiccation Curettage (ED&C)is a scraping procedure done under local anesthetic that is designed to destroy superficial basal and squamous cell skin cancers. No suturing is required and the area is left to heal up naturally over the next several weeks. This is a fast, in-office procedure that takes about 5 minutes.

    While the diagnosis of skin cancer be frightening, we are proud to offer many treatment options to remove the skin cancer, and in most cases, cure it completely. As with any cancer, early detection is key to the best patient outcome.

    Schedule an appointment by calling 816-404-7810.
  • Dr. Reicherter

    “Dr Dr. Paul Reicherter, M.D. is board certified in dermatology and earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and completed his residency in dermatology at Stanford University. While at Stanford University, he completed training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and was a fellow of the American Society of Mohs Surgery.

    He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery.

    Dr. Reicherter has a very active family life with his beautiful wife, and their six children. In his spare time, he likes to read and play tennis. 

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Is it a mole or skin cancer?

A = Asymmetry

One half is unlike the other half.

B = Border

An irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.

C = Color

Is varied from one area to another; has shades of tan, brown or black, or is sometimes white, red, or blue.

D = Diameter

It’s suspicious if the diameter is larger than the eraser of a pencil.

E = Evolving

A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.

In the warmer months, we tend to wear clothes exposing more skin, you might notice what TMC dermatologist Paul Reicherter, MD, calls “suspicious characters,” a mole or freckle that looks different from the others or that has any characteristics of the ABCDEs of melanoma.

“This is particularly important for those at highest risk — fair-complected caucasians age 50 and older, but African-American patients can get melanoma too,” says Dr. Reicherter, pointing out that Reggae rocker Bob Marley died of melanoma.

“Family history is also relevant, although most of our skin cancer patients do not have family history,” says Dr. Reicherter. “Although older age is a factor, younger patients can get melanomas, too.”

Dr. Reicherter is head of the state-of-the-art Dermatology Clinic at University Health, which provides general dermatology services, surgical dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery, light therapy, patch testing, electrodesiccation curettage and other services. The Clinic is accepting new patients. Please call today at 816-404-7810 and you can be scheduled for the next available appointment.

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