Skin Cancer & MOHS Surgery

Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Las Vegas specializes in MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery in Las Vegas, the most successful technique for skin cancer removal.
Skin Cancer is the most prevalent of all types of cancers.
More than one million Americans develop skin cancer every year. Fair skin / genetic predisposition and excessive sun exposure are common risk factors, among others.
Actinic (Solar) Keratoses (aka AK’s, Pre-cancers); small, dry to scaly, white or red or brown spots are the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer. And are readily treatable via a variety of methods, including freezing with liquid nitrogen, called Cryosurgery and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with Levulan.

The three most common skin cancers types are:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Malignant Melanoma

Treatment requires complete eradication or removal.  Options include:

  • Imiquimod Cream (Aldara or Zyclara)
  • Destructive methods
    • Cryosurgery
    • Electrosurgery
    • LASER
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery, including MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery

Prognosis is dependent upon many variables, but usually excellent if caught early and treated. Because studies show a 40% risk of developing a new, different skin cancer(s) within 2-5 years; lifelong periodic follow-up exams are advised.

Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery / Mohs Surgery in Las Vegas

Mohs Micrographic Surgery (aka Mohs Surgery or Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery) is a specialized procedure used to completely remove the entire cancer while at the same time sparing as much normal skin as possible. Mohs Surgery has the highest success (cure) rate for skin cancer, > 99%.

Our Robert Strimling, MD is fellowship trained and certified by the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Strimling successfully completed his fellowship training in Mohs skin cancer surgery at the prestigious Boston University from 1995-1996 (after completing Dermatology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.)

Dr. Robert Strimling, MD is without a doubt one of the most experienced dermatologic Mohs Skin Cancer surgeons in Las Vegas and nationally. Our Institute and Dr. Strimling have performed > 10,000 Mohs surgeries. Dr. Strimling and staff have many satisfied, repeat Mohs skin cancer patients who rave about their excelllent outcome (cure) and cosmetic results after Mohs skin cancer surgery at our Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery Institute.

***** (5 stars out of 5) Mohs Surgery Testimonial:
“Dr. Strimling took a skin cancer of my face with Mohs surgery. He got it all out in one try, told me everything I needed know. Healed great.No one can see where he did it. Thanks, Dr. S. I highly recommend you.”

If you are planning on having Mohs Micrographic Surgery with us, please download our Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery brochure which contains important peri-operative information and instructions.

If you have skin cancer or are concerned that you may have skin cancer,

Please Contact Us at (702) 243-6400 at your earliest convenience

to schedule a personalized skin cancer evaluation with our board certified skin cancer expert / Mohs skin cancer surgeon, Dr. Robert Strimling, MD of Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute of Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV.

Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Practice sun avoidance or protection with an SPF 30 or > sunscreen. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a measure of UVB protection. Ultraviolet B wavelength light (UVB) promotes aging and skin cancer. SPF ranges from 1 to 100; the higher the SPF, the better the protection.

How SPF is determined?
SPF is determined experimentally indoors by exposing people to simulated noontime sunlight until redness (sunburn) develops. Some people wear sunscreen and others do not. The amount of light that causes redness in sunscreen-protected skin, divided by the amount that causes redness in unprotected skin is the SPF.

Monitor your skin monthly for:
new, changing, non-healing or symptomatic skin growths / lesions.

And visit us for a complete skin exam at least yearly or as recommended by our doctors, per your history and / or exam.

For more information, please download the National Cancer Institute’s
What You Need to Know About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers“.

For UV index:
Check your current local (EPA) UV Index forecast:
http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html

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