WHAT TO EXPECT
It is important that you obtain a good night’s rest and eat normally on the day of the Mohs surgery. If you are taking prescription medications, continue to take these unless otherwise directed by a physician. However, to help avoid excessive bruising or bleeding you should avoid taking aspirin-containing medications for ten days prior to your surgery if your doctor will allow you to stop.
You also should avoid aspirin substitutes (such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Naprosyn, etc.) within 5 days of surgery. Tylenol, however, may be taken at any time prior to surgery as it does not thin your blood. For your comfort, it is recommended that you wear casual, layered clothing on the day of your surgery. You may also wish to bring a book or magazine to help occupy your waiting time. We do provide coffee and snacks for you while you wait.
We encourge you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you might have about a particular condition and the proper treatments. Come in or give us a call to set up a consultation to discuss the treatment process.