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Your skin, hair and nails are the messenger for what is happening with your overall health. Paying special attention to changes is essential. At Vanguard, our broad range of medical dermatology services provide treatments for rashes, spider veins, hair loss (alopecia) and more.

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Surgical

The majority of dermatologic surgeries are now minimally invasive and require only local or regional anesthesia. What this means for you is minimal downtime, so you can get back to doing the things in life that you love the most.

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Cosmetic

At Vanguard, we have numerous cosmetic treatments for both the face and body to help you look your best. Let our experts give you a boost of self-confidence and an improved sense of well-being.

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It is our goal at Vanguard to help all our patients achieve optimum skin health. Our dermatologists are some of the best in the country and are experts at treating common skin conditions. Why tolerate tomorrow, what can be better today!

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Love and Protect Your Skin!

Discounted Product Packages Now Available

We have proudly partnered together with ELTAMD to offer low pricing on quality sun care and skin care products formulated for every skin type, lifestyle, and special need.

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Now Offering Virtual Cosmetic Consultations!

Are you looking to update your skincare regimen, or to put together a post stay-at-home beauty plan? We’d love to help. Vanguard Dermatology is offering $65 virtual cosmetic consults! If you book a cosmetic appointment within the next 3 months, that $65 is applied to your appointment.

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Why We’re the Dermatologist of Choice

Vanguard is proud to be your trusted dermatology practice. We specialize in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Our goal is to provide quality care and service that optimizes outcomes and patient satisfaction.

We offer the most effective treatment methods and technologies available in our specialty, as well as a variety of services to enhance the appearance and improve self-image and a sense of well being.

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Wait time was about an hour. I was the first patient in the office but two other patients were taken ahead of me. I received text confirming appointment time which was wrong. Doctor was knowledgeable Will be returning

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Jasmine V.

The experience was amazing, the treatment I received was a success and the service was very helpful. I would highly recommend

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Ashley B.

Best experience I’ve had with a dermatologist. Kind, patient-centered and comprehensive care. Thanks!

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Tracey K.

Fast, friendly, efficient. Exactly what I needed.

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Carolyn B.

Excellent work from the doctors/PAs, I've seen Dr Shapiro and PA Mithal. However, the front desk staff are very chatty. They are always on their phones texting and/or talking out loud to each other about their personal lives. Found out from their conversation that they both live in Brooklyn, something I do not wish to know, but had no choice to listen to. Came in for a visit and the front desk staff was using the company phone to talk to a technician who "walked out" (yes I saw her walk out of the office) to get Dunkin Donuts breakfast. On top of that, the receptionist and technician were asking the patients how to get to Dunkin Donuts, very unprofessional. Not only was the receptionist playfully cursing on the phone, but it seemed like they stopped taking patients in until the technician came back from Dunkin Donuts with their breakfast.

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Crystal G.

The doctor very friendly and makes you feel comfortable

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Marlene S.

Dr. Shapiro is professional in every way. He really knows his craft. I felt total confidence in his ability to deal with my medical issues. I'm going to become a regular patient of his. Also, the receptionist was very helpful and understood my needs.

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Reubin G.

Dr. Om was great at explaining what exactly is needed.

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Higinio H.

I went to the Inwood office 2 weeks ago and surprisingly there's no wait at all. (Maybe because I was the last patient.) The MA was nice while she did the assessment for me. I saw Shannen the PA for my hand eczema and sunburn. She's very caring and knowledgeable. She really has a heart for her patients. Thanks to her, my eczema's almost cured, although I do missed seeing her. I would say making appointments in the last hour is better.

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Michael K.

The Dr was extremely patient with my son who kept flinching when he was given the shot for his hair to grow. The front staff was okay had to tell I was a new patient so I can sign necessary documents but doctor was excellent.

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Marcus J.

Today was my first visit and I was very please with Dr Suraj. He was very informative and I hope that I see good results on my face. Overall very happy

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Fazia P.

Dr. Shapiro was professional, affable, and reassuring. Highly recommend! Office staff was super helpful and parking was easy for early am appts!

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Mary K.

Dr. Rodriguez is confident and competent. Excellent work! She is fun too!

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Nik M.

good job

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Maxwell I.

Easy to use.

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Maximilian T.

I was very comfortable they took me right in my appointment my appointment was for 9 O’clock I waited five minutes and I was in it was a very good experience

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Charles S.

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