Spotlight on Advertiser: Center for Dermatology and Plastic Surgery

The Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery is a premier medical practice that offers comprehensive skin care services. Originally founded in 2000 in Scottsdale, The Center has expanded to 10 Valley locations, including one in Sun Lakes. If you’re not in this area, you could look at somewhere like for your cosmetic surgery needs. The unique combination of dermatology and plastic surgery allows the practice to offer everything from general check-ups to cosmetic procedures, skin cancer screening to removal through Mohs Surgery and varicose vein treatments to reconstructive surgery. The expert team of providers at the Sun Lakes office is board certified and has extensive training and knowledge in their chosen specialties. Remember, if you want a specific surgery, it is best to go to one who is an expert in that field, such as going for breast surgery procedures by Dr. Hyman in the New York City area, or by the respective doctor in the Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery.

Meet Your Sun Lakes Team

Anthony Petelin, M.D. is co-owner of Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. Dr. Petelin is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American College of Mohs Surgery. He specializes in Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery to find and treat skin cancer. He believes in tailoring a unique treatment for each patient that meets his or her individual needs.

Brian J. deGuzman, M.D. focuses on treating venous disease, specifically varicose veins. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. deGuzman completed a clinical and research fellowship at Harvard University and is board certified by both the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery. Prior to joining the practice, he served as Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

David Kelly, M.D. has an extensive and diverse surgical background. After earning his medical degree at University of Utah, he completed a six-year residency at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. He has traveled to Moldova to educate local surgeons and spent time in Guatemala and Kenya helping children with severe craniofacial deformities. At Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kelly specializes in hand and wrist surgery, microsurgery, Mohs reconstruction and complex extremity reconstruction surgery.

Kara Gooding PA-C received her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University. She’s been practicing dermatology since 2000 and has extensive training and expertise in laser technology. She is the co-founder of the Arizona Dermatology Physician Assistants Society, a member of the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Whether you’re looking for a skin check, breast implants(which you can find a specialist of at, a touch-up or surgical treatment, The Center can help. Located just off Alma School on Riggs Road, we’re currently welcoming new patients and take most insurance plans and Medicare. Call us for an appointment at 480-905-8485 or visit