What is SUPERFICIAL RADIATION
Superficial Radiation Therapy, commonly known as SRT, is a low-energy radiation that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. SRT delivers a precise, calibrated dose of radiation that targets the abnormal and more rapidly dividing cells while allowing the surrounding normal tissue ample time to repair itself. SRT offers a painless, safe and highly effective non-surgical skin cancer treatment.
Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery Center is proudly the first in the North Texas area to offer a proven non-surgical treatment option for Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (non-melanoma skin cancers). The SRT-100 can be used to treat lesions on the arms, legs, back and trunk. It is especially well suited for skin cancers located on the head and neck. The SRT-100 easily delivers a precise and controlled dose of radiation to delicate areas that are difficult to treat – along the fold of the nose, eyelids, lips, corner of the mouth and lining of the ear. With the addition of the SRT-100, we are able to provide not only a cosmetically pleasing result, but also another treatment option for high risk surgery patients, including patients with diabetes and cardiac diseases. The SRT-100 is FDA approved with excellent cure rates that rival surgery. SRT is widely recognized by insurance companies as an effective therapy and is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
What to Expect
Patients usually undergo a series of treatments depending on the nature and extent of the cancer. You should expect the same results as surgery, but with these additional benefits:
- No cutting, bleeding or stitching
- No pain
- No downtime
- No anesthesia
- No scarring
- No lifestyle restrictions
- No need for post treatment reconstructive surgeries
- Fast healing process
- Very short procedure time
"Tammi Dobbs is very attentive and sweet. She really listens to what you have to say always gives options in treatment rather than pushing one. She is by far the best dermatologist I've gone to."- L.B. / Google / Sep 01, 2015
"Dr. Matthew is wonderful! Very personable, friendly, down-to-earth and answers all your questions!! Came in for a minor procedure and had a very pleasant experience. Had some questions on a non-related skin condition and he was kind enough to listen and answer thoroughly."- F.F. / Google / Jul 06, 2018
"Easy appointment and excellent service."- B.B. / Google / Jun 27, 2018
"The staff at Dermatology & Skin Cancer surgery Center was amazing! The check-in process took less than 5 minutes and they had me back in the exam room within 10 minutes of me getting there. Ace was awesome and a joy to talk to. He kept the exam short, and quick. Any questions I had were answered. I loved how friendly and easy-going the staff were. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a new dermatologist."- C.L. / Google / Jun 24, 2018
"Great experience. No waiting time. Thorough exam. Clear next steps. And, all the staff were very friendly!"- B.H. / Google / Jun 19, 2018
More Info About SRT
Patients are able to go home or resume normal activity immediately after Superficial Radiation Therapy due to its easy administration process. Patients will need to make sure they are wearing protective clothing or using sunscreen to shield the treated area from exposure to sunlight and UV rays.
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If you suffer from non-melanoma skin cancer and are seeking non-surgical treatment options, Superficial Radiation Therapy may be the right fit for you. Call our office and schedule your consultation immediately to discuss potential treatment options.