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
"Loved consulting with Marissa Bothun!! She is very personable and explains everything when asking a question to her. She is patient and very knowledgeable. We highly recommend her; she cares and takes her time with her patients."- J.B. / Google / Dec 11, 2017
"Went in on 11-7-2017 for follow up checkup. PA Bailey performed it. Scheduled for 9:00 AM. Was called in at 8:58. No wait!PA Bailey did thorough exam and found several "barnacles". She explained that they were precancerous and froze them with liquid nitrogen. This was the first time that I had a good explanation of what was important and what was cosmetic.I had had a Mhos surgery several years ago, and had an exam a year ago by DR Barrows. In both cases the dialog centered on a skin cancer or something that needed biopsy.I feel good about the exam and the removal of growths on this visit. We all get warts and barnacles after we turn 50. This office does a good job of keeping them from being cancerous.I used the restroom in the waiting area. There is a placard with both male and female symbols. It is a one holer with no urinal and a lockable door. I guess this covers males, females, trans genders, Bis, and not sure. Added this comment because of the question after the comment section.I recommend this practice for all seniors with sun exposure."- L.B. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2017
"Dr. Barrows, Ms. Rachel and staff have unequivocally brought me out of a exhausting self loathing State of mind from a hereditary facial issue that I attempted to self resolve for years. Dr. Barrows straightforwardness and Ms.Rachel's empathy with after care has been invaluable. I am extremely thankful.."- D.C. / Google / Sep 18, 2017
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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.