New Skin Cancer Treatment
Sponsored Content by Olmsted Medical Center

Summer is around the corner – a time when many of us enjoy the sun. When we spend too much time in the sun, we put our skin health at risk. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it during their lifetime. 

The three most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Frequent and cumulative exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays — whether naturally, from the sun, or artificially, from tanning beds — increases the risk of developing these skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads to other parts of the body, and squamous cell carcinoma has a low risk of spreading. Melanoma, however, is a serious and potentially fatal cancer that can spread to other parts of the body quickly. When detected early, however, melanoma is highly treatable. 

At Olmsted Medical Center (OMC), we’re always striving to bring you the latest innovations in healthcare. In our commitment to delivering patient-centered, future-oriented care to southeast Minnesota, OMC is thrilled to announce a new service: Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (IG-SRT). 

What is Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (IG-SRT)? 

OMC is the first to offer Image-Guided Superficial Radiotherapy (IG-SRT) in southeastern Minnesota. IG-SRT is a cutting-edge, nonsurgical medical technique that combines advanced imaging technology with precise radiation therapy to treat various skin conditions and superficial tumors. IG-SRT uses ultrasound technology to precisely locate and target skin cancer cells while minimizing impact on surrounding healthy skin, resulting in high cure rates with fewer side effects. Whether you’re dealing with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or keloids, IG-SRT offers a tailored and non-invasive solution for your specific needs. 

Why choose IG-SRT at OMC?  

We recognize that each patient is unique, and IG-SRT offers personalized care with minimal side effects and cure rates of up to 99.3% for skin cancer. Treatment is done right in the dermatology office with no cutting, bleeding, or even pain. You can continue enjoying activities you love, like exercising, playing with kids or grandkids, and more, because there’s minimal wound care and no restrictions on your daily routine after treatment. 

Our dermatology team treats all types of skin diseases and disorders, from acne and eczema to skin cancer and psoriasis. We also offer cosmetic options such as Botox and partner with OMC’s Plastic Surgery department on other cosmetic services such as laser treatments.  

We are proud to specialize in complex skin issues and offer the latest treatment therapies to keep your skin healthy. Visit www.olmstedmedicalcenter.org or call 507.292.7182.

 About Logan Kolb, DO 

Logan Kolb, DO, is a board-certified dermatologist who joined the Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) team in 2020.  

Dr. Kolb discovered his passion for dermatology during his time at Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2012 to 2016. He then gained experience and further honed his skills during his residency in Florida, including an internship at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami and a dermatology residency at Orange Park Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville. Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Kolb grew up in Plainview and now resides in Rochester with his wife and two children. 

See Dr. Kolb introduce himself:

Link to Dr. Logan Kolb's YouTube video

 

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