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Dr. Santhosh Jacob

Dr. Santhosh Jacob

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MBBS, DDVL, MD - Radio Diagnosis/Radiology



17 Years Experience Overall  (17 years as specialist)

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Dr. Santhosh Jacob is a Dermatologist in Gopalapuram, Chennai and has an experience of 17 years in this field. Dr. Santhosh Jacob practices at Life Med Hospitals in Gopalapuram, Chennai. He completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 2003,DDVL from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai in 2006 and MD - Radio Diagnosis/Radiology from Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai in 2012.

Gopalapuram, Chennai

Life Med Hospitals

Old Number 32, New Number 12, Conran Smith Road, Landmark: Near Sathyam Theater, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

09:00 - 09:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a dermatologist doctor?

A: A dermatologist is a physician or a doctor who specializes in problems of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membranes. He/she is also trained to offer support for various cosmetic issues. They help patients rejuvenate the appearance of various body parts such as skin, hair, and nails. They treat more than 3,000 skin conditions. These include acne, psoriasis, and skin cancer.

Q: When should one consult a dermatologist?

A: You should consult a dermatologist immediately if you have developed any abnormal symptoms which are affecting your skin, hair, nails, or mucous membranes. If you have any cosmetic concerns, a dermatologist will be able to help you. Further, for major ailments such as skin cancer, examination is also done by dermatologists.

Q: Should one consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems?

A: Yes, you can consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems. A dermatologist is professionally trained to carry out skin grafts and laser treatments. For laser treatment, they use a special light beam to treat various skin complaints. Such skin complains can include tumours, warts, moles, tattoos, birthmarks, scars, wrinkles, and unwanted hair.

Q: What are the common services provided by a dermatologist?

A: Below is a list of some common conditions dermatologist treat. • Vitiligo • Acne • Dermatitis and eczema • Fungal infections • Hair disorders • Nail problems • Psoriasis • Skin cancer Dermatologists use various surgical procedures such as: • Biopsies • Chemical peels • Cosmetic injections • Cryotherapy • Hair removal and restoration • Laser surgery

Q: What is the difference between a cosmetologist & a dermatologist?

A: Dermatologists and cosmetologists both primarily focus on the outward appearance of individuals. Dermatologists are trained physicians and they treat illness and disease. On the other hand, cosmetologists offer services to improve aesthetics. Dermatologists are doctors and specialize in treating skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. But cosmetologists are not doctors. Cosmetologists specialize in various beauty services including haircutting and hairstyling.



MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2003
DDVL - Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, 2006
MD - Radio Diagnosis/Radiology - Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, 2012


Doctor at orthopedics and sports medicine


72916 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2003
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