After Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Your surgical wound will require wound care during the weeks following surgery. Detailed written instructions will be provided after your surgery is completed. You should plan on keeping your wound covered and avoiding strenuous physical activities for one-two weeks. Most patients report minimal pain which responds to Tylenol.
If sutures have been placed, they will be removed one to two weeks after surgery. You will return to our office four weeks after surgery for a final wound check. If you are not having problems with your surgical site at that time, you will return to your referring physician for follow-up. Studies have shown that once you develop a skin cancer, there is a strong possibility that you will develop other skin cancer in the years ahead. If you notice any suspicious areas, it is best to check with your physician for complete evaluation.