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Superficial Radiotherapy in Seattle, WA

Superficial Radiotherapy in Seattle, WA

I recently saw Dr Schmidt for 6 month check back for a MOHS procedure on my chin/jaw. His office staff was courteous and I saw the doctor at the appointed time. Dr Schmidt listened to me, examined me, and gave me the information I needed. He made himself open for any future needs. Perfect. – JOHN E. N.

Superficial radiotherapy is a cutting-edge technology that many may find favorable over other forms of treatment used for an assortment of skin conditions. North Sound Dermatology offers superficial radiotherapy for patients in Seattle, Everett, and the surrounding areas.

What is Superficial Radiotherapy?

Superficial radiotherapy (SRT) is a low-energy radiotherapy that penetrates only a short distance beneath the skin’s surface. It is a highly effective and painless alternative to surgery for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

What Can Superficial Radiotherapy Treat?

SRT is an especially effective treatment for areas that would normally result in a poor cosmetic outcome from surgery, such as the face. It is an effective option for the following conditions:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Metatypical Carcinoma
  • Cutaneous Appendage Carcinoma
  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma
  • Advanced Hypertrophic Actinic Kertosis
  • Keloid

What Can I Expect from Treatment?

Superficial radiotherapy will deliver the same results as surgery but without any pain, cutting, bleeding or scarring. It also eliminates the need for anesthesia during treatment. A single treatment will last about a minute, though it may be necessary to undergo multiple sessions depending on your specific medical needs.

To learn more about superficial radiotherapy and if it can help your particular condition, contact us and we can schedule you a consultation. Also, read more about our insurance policy. North Sound Dermatology provides care to patients in Seattle, Everett, and the surrounding areas.