Macaione & Papa

Wound Care Instructions After Mohs Micrographic Surgery

 Change bandage once daily:

  1. Wash hands and remove dressing after 24 hours.
  2. Gently clean your surgical site with warm water and soap. Rinse and then pat dry.
  3. Apply a thin layer of Vaseline or antibacterial ointment to a piece of non-stick dressing or pad
  4. Secure the non-stick dressing with paper tape to obtain an airtight bandage. A Band-Aid does not provide an airtight bandage.
  5. NO heavy lifting, bending, stretching or exercise until stitches are removed.

  

What to expect after surgery: 

  1. Swelling or redness may occur around the surgical site for several days.
  2. If you experience any discomfort, you make take acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  3. If bleeding occurs, apply firm, constant pressure to the dressing with fingertips and a dry cloth for a full 20 minutes. If bleeding continues call the office.
  4. If you develop fever, chills, a foul odor, or excessive discomfort, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
Office: 856-627-1900 Prompt 5

If you call any time other than the above listed times and need to speak with the doctor, the answering service will take your call and contact the doctor on call. A doctor will return your call as quickly as possible. If it is a true emergency, please contact or go to your nearest Emergency Room.