Skin Cancer & MOHS Surgery & Electronic Brachytherapy
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
and Xoft electronic brachytherapy non-surgical 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, called Cryosurgery with Liquid Nitrogen.
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
- X-ray or Radiation therapy, including Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy
- 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 Surgery Las Vegas / Las Vegas Mohs Surgery / Mohs Surgery in Vegas
Mohs Micrographic Surgery ( 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 received and successfully completed his additional fellowship training in Mohs 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.
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 brochure
which contains important peri-operative information and instructions.
Non-surgical Skin Cancer Treatment with Xoft Axxent
(Electronic Brachytherapy) Radiation (X-ray) Therapy
Xoft Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) is an FDA-approved, office-based,
remarkably precise targeted x-ray therapy that is quick, easy and painless
for the safe and effective removal of non-melanoma skin cancers.
No numbing injections with needles, cutting or stitches are used.
No post surgical type wound care is required.
Cosmetic outcomes are usually excellent with the best chance for no scarring.
Cure rates approach 97.5% or higher.
Brachytherapy, in general, has been around since at least the 1980′s
and is a proven, effective and safe technology.
Electronic brachytherapy improves on this by using a miniaturized x-ray source
via a portable, office based device to selectively and accurately target,
both in width and depth the desired treatment area containing skin cancer.
At Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute in Las Vegas,
we are the first and most experienced Xoft electronic brachytherapy providers
in Las Vegas and Nevada. We have successfully treated hundreds of happy
& satisfied skin cancer patients using Xoft electronic brachytherapy.
No other Las Vegas providers are able to offer you more options for the safe and effective removal of skin cancer.
If you have skin cancer or are concerned that you may have a skin cancer
and are interested in finding out if non-surgical Xoft eBx may be right for you,
Please Contact Us at (702) 243-6400 at your earliest convenience
to schedule a personalized skin cancer evaluation with our skin cancer expert,
Dr. Robert Strimling, MD, Xoft trained / certified and Mohs skin cancer surgeon
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”
or visit the American Academy of Dermatology’s SkinCancerNet.
For UV index:
Check your current local (EPA) UV Index forecast: