Leea Ylitalo is a skin disease specialist with more than two decades of experience in skin cancer diagnostics and treatment. She helped to establish Tampere University Hospital’s procedural unit and has acted as its chief physician for several years. Her interest in various skin alterations, spots and moles are the reason Leea became a dermatologist.
“Skin alterations and spots of various kinds have always interested me. Diagnoses are pretty well visual; a dermatologist must be able to observe the skin in great detail and holistically. The best thing about this work is meeting and helping patients. In the case of tumour treatment and surgery, you can see the results right away, knowing that you have alleviated the patient’s concerns about skin alterations as well as treating the disease.”
Leea treats her patients holistically. We assess the situation carefully and examine the skin in general, even if the patient is concerned about a single mole or small rash. We go through various treatment alternatives so that the patient is aware of the grounds and costs involved. Continuous training and a certain humility about new discoveries are important: these guarantee the patient the best possible treatment.