CONTACT: ZLATKO ANGUELOV
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 7, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on laser surgery for skin
problems, tattoo removal
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Christopher J. Arpey, M.D., a dermatologic surgeon and
assistant professor in dermatology with University of Iowa Health Care, will
lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on laser surgery
for skin problems and tattoo removal with a nationwide audience from 3 to
4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com
home page under "Upcoming Events."
Laser surgery is largely used for treatment of some skin lesions as well
as to remove tattoos that are no longer wanted by their carrier. The public,
however, lacks sufficient knowledge as to what these lesions are and whether
there are some adverse effects associated with laser surgery. Arpey will discuss
these and other issues related to the use of laser surgery in dermatology
and will answer questions from the audience.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Rochester School
of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y., Arpey completed residencies
in internal medicine at the UI Hospitals and Clinics and in dermatology at
University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. He also completed a
fellowship in dermatologic surgery and oncology at the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
He joined UI Health Care in 1995.
Arpey is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Medical
Association, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American
Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Micrographic
Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. His clinical interests are in Mohs micrographic
surgery, laser surgery and general dermatologic surgery.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com and
clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is part of an increasing
trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet.
According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm
that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide
Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects
that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs an services they provide.