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Social Distancing at home? Continue your care with a telemedicine visit! Now available to new and existing patients.

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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!

  • Due to the close proximity to patients being tested for COVID-19, Suraj Mathial will be seeing patients in the Forest Hills location instead of the Bronx location on Tuesdays until further notice.
  • Our Chinatown location is closed until further notice. Shannen Liu is seeing patients on Wednesdays in the Sheepshead Bay location.
  • Our Elmhurst office is closed, and will reopen in Jackson Heights in the near future!
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It's Time to Treat Yourself!

Show your skin some love with one of our cosmetic specials! Request your appointment or give us a call today to learn more.

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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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I got a same day appointment and didn’t have to wait to long in the waiting room. I saw Dr Igor to have a watt removed from my finger. So far so good, I hope it doesn’t regrow

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Elsilia P.

Very happy with my latest visit, Azalesha is very friendly and knowledgeable, I will definitely recommend it.

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Brigitte C.

Dr. K is amazing! She’s so sweet.... Thank you so much for your help!

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Stacey L.

Fast, friendly, very happy.

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Annmarie J.

I would highly recommend this doctor.

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BELLA S.

Excellent service.

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Paul D.

Dr. Shapiro is a well-qualified and professional physician who achieves great results and cares deeply about his patients.

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Sean M.

My doctor and the staff were accommodating and kind. Highly recommended!

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Jesse M.

From the time I walked in to meet the front desk to meeting the doctor. Everyone was very cooperative and friendly. The building looks dated from the outside but the office and exam room are clean and more modern.

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Mark D.

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.

Even though the wait was a tad bit long the staff was really nice

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Ashley M.

The people are very kind

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Jessica F.

Excellent doctor

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Cont C.

Best Derm ever! Speaks millennial!

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Damyury A.

Pleasant experience.

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Jeffrey D.

I had seen complaints about long waits and office staff. We did not find that at all. The office staff was helpful. Our wait was short. Dr. Shapiro took care of my daughter's needs and explained everything clearly. We were very happy with our experience.

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Leia K.

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