Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery

  • Jacob O. Levitt
  • Joseph F. Sobanko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 5-11
  3. Justin J. Leitenberger
    Pages 13-14
  4. Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 15-30
  5. Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 31-40
  6. Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 41-52
  7. Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 53-61
  8. Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 63-75
  9. Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 77-91
  10. Jacob O. Levitt, Lauren L. Levy
    Pages 93-107
  11. Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 109-113
  12. Lauren L. Levy, Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 115-117
  13. Mark E. Burnett, Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 119-128
  14. Mark E. Burnett, Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 129-136
  15. Lauren L. Levy, Jacob O. Levitt
    Pages 137-140
  16. Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 141-145
  17. Vasanop Vachiramon, Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 147-160
  18. Vasanop Vachiramon, Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 161-180
  19. Jacob O. Levitt, Joseph F. Sobanko
    Pages 181-183
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 185-188

About this book


In medical practice, unfamiliarity with procedures increases the likelihood of occupational exposures.  Learning to perform a procedure properly early on reinforces safe habits, improves overall surgical safety, and reduces occupational exposures.


Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery is relevant to any healthcare professional who participates in office-based procedures, such as injections, biopsies, excisions, and laser surgery.  The authors bring over 15 years’ combined experience in training residents and medical students, enabling them to identify common unsafe practices in office-based surgery.  Chapters are divided into individual procedures for easy referencing by students, trainees, as well as seasoned practitioners. Figures illustrate how seemingly innocuous actions and procedures can result in dangerous exposures to healthcare workers. Hazardous scenarios are subsequently followed with one or a series of safer solutions, with the accident and solution concisely explained and clearly illustrated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacob O. Levitt
    • 1
  • Joseph F. Sobanko
    • 2
  1. 1.The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13346-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13347-8
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