How do I prepare for the day of surgery?

The best preparation for Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a good night’s rest followed by breakfast. In most cases, the surgery will be completed on an outpatient basis. Because you can expect to be here for most of the day, it is wise to bring a book or magazine to read. Also, because the day may prove to be quite tiring, it is advisable to have someone accompany you on the day of surgery to provide companionship and transportation home.

You or your referring physician may request a pre-operative visit to evaluate the need for Mohs Micrographic Surgery and meet your surgeon. At this visit, the technique will be discussed in detail and your questions answered. If you are coming a great distance and/or are being referred by a physician familiar with this technique, you may be referred directly for Mohs Micrographic Surgery without a pre-operative visit. If this is the case and you have never been a patient in our office before, you should plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment in order to complete some initial patient forms.

The cost of Mohs Micrographic Surgery is borne by most insurance carriers. Please be prepared to give insurance information to our billing personnel and bring with you any forms which may need processing. We can counsel you concerning your insurance coverage at the time of surgery. Some insurance companies require authorization prior to surgery.
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