Surgery Pre and Post
Preparing for your surgery
Q: Do I have to stop any medications prior to my skin surgery, especially blood thinners?
A: No. Skin surgery has a low rate of bleeding issues, and these can be handled during the procedure with special techniques, such as cautery. The risks of stopping blood thinners prior to skin surgery are higher than the risks of staying on these medications during the procedure.
Q: Can I eat before my procedure?
Q: Can I drive myself home?
- If you are having surgery on a part of the body that might impact driving, such as the foot, the hand, or near the eye
- If you get tend to get lightheaded or anxious