With over 50+ years combined experience, our board certified dermatologists, including fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeon Dr. Robert Strimling, MD specialize in MOHS skin cancer surgery, 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) are small, dry/scaly, white, red or brown spots that are the earliest stage in the development of skin cancer. They are readily treatable via a variety of methods, including destruction by freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) with Levulan.
The three most common skin cancers types are:
Treatment requires complete eradication or removal. Options include:
- Imiquimod cream (Aldara or Zyclara)
- Destructive methods
- Radiation therapy
- Surgery, including MOHS skin cancer surgery
Prognosis is dependent upon many variables, but is 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.
What is Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery?
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 cure rate for skin cancer (i.e. > 99%).
Our Dr. Robert Strimling, MD is fellowship-trained and was certified by the American College of Mohs Surgery to perform Mohs Surgery. Dr. Strimling successfully completed his fellowship training in Mohs skin cancer surgery at the prestigious Boston University from mid 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 excellent outcome (cure) and cosmetic results after Mohs skin cancer surgery at our Mohs skin cancer surgery facility.
***** (5 stars out of 5) Mohs Surgery Testimonial:
“Dr. Strimling took a skin cancer off 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 email@example.com or (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 Las Vegas, NV.
Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Practice sun avoidance or protection with a sun protective factor (SPF) of 30 or greater sunscreen. SPF is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to protect your skin from damage that is caused by exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) wavelength light, such as from the sun and tanning beds. Chronic UVB wavelength light skin exposure promotes skin aging changes and skin cancer. SPF ranges from 1 to 100; the higher the SPF, the better the protection.
How is SPF 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, which might be the start of skin cancer. Don’t delay in seeking our evaluation for any such worrisome discovery. And visit us for a complete skin exam at least yearly or as otherwise recommended by your dermatology or other provider, based upon your individual risk factors.
For more information, please download the National Cancer Institute’s “What You Need to Know About Melanoma and Other Skin Cancers“.
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