Member of Royal College of Physicians
Member of British Association of Dermatologists
Member of Royal Society of Medicine - Dermatological Section
Member of St John’s Dermatological Society
Dr Andrew Pembroke is currently a Consultant Dermatologist at the South London Healthcare Trust (earlier Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust), where he has worked since 1994. From 1981 to 1994, he was a Consultant Dermatologist at King’s College Hospital. He has previously served as President of the Dermatological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Dowling Club, and the St John’s Dermatological Society.
What are the common symptoms that your patients present with when they come to consult with you?
Most of them want a check of their moles or they have a lesion that they're worried about. They wonder if it's cancer. Sometimes they do have skin cancers. People have acne, eczema, psoriasis, undiagnosed rashes that's got a great variety, hair loss, et cetera.
What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?
The main things that I do are, in fact, cryotherapy and curettage and cautery.
Can you just talk a little bit more about both of those?
It involves freezing warts and similar lesions with liquid nitrogen. Curettage and cautery means giving a local anaesthetic and scraping a warty lesion. There is shave and cautery where I actually cut off a warty lesion with scalpel – this is a sticking out or raised mole – and then cauterise it.
I also do biopsies in cases of uncertain diagnosis. Those are the actual procedures I do. I don’t any longer do excisions. I tend to refer them to colleagues.
What would you say your main areas of interests are?
General clinical diagnostic dermatology.
What charities are you affiliated with?
I am affiliated with any charities at the moment.
Not lasers or cosmetic procedures
Who has recommended Dr Andrew Pembroke?
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Recommended on 30/03/2016
Andrew is an excellent dermatologist with great experience.