So far, dermatologist Dr. Tasso Pappas has been in practice for more than 20 years and his interests and specialties include areas as diverse as; melanoma and skin cancer, including thousands of MOHS surgeries, which is considered the most effective treatment for the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). He also treats eczema and psoriasis and he also specializes in acne treatments.
There is no way Dr. Tasso Pappas specializes in one thing. He routinely performs reconstructive surgeries for skin cancer, in part because he is committed to service to his his community. For nearly a decade, he has volunteered to participate in annual melanoma screenings in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region, and he has also been a volunteer to provide tattoo removal services for those who used to belong to gangs but gave it up.
Dr. Tasso Pappas feels that being a dermatologist, unlike many other medical specialties, is akin to being a detective, in that he always has to solve riddles and mysteries. He likes the fact that he gets to care for patients of all ages and that dermatology is among the few types of medicine in which physicians must understand ailments as they apply to the individual patient, as well as knowing the actual medial facts and the surrounding science. Dr. Pappas grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and he seems to always know he would help people in his career.