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Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Skin Cancer Treatment
Pre/Post Op Instructions
Sun Protection Tips
Craig Abbott, MD
Elise Brantley, MD
Katie Ellis, PA-C
Sheryl Gross, PA-C
Jill McGraw, PA-C
Peter Gray, PA-C
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
Most insurances don’t require a referral.
Should I eat breakfast the morning before a procedure?
We encourage our patients to have breakfast before surgeries, including Moh’s.
Can I drive home after a procedure?
Most patients can drive after their procedures.
Should I stop my blood thinners before my procedure?
We do not recommend stopping blood thinners for your procedures.
Do I need to fill out paperwork before my appointment?
Please see the
What should I watch for on my skin for signs of skin cancer?
For more information on skin screenings and skin cancer, please see the
What can I do to protect my skin from the sun?
For more information on sun protection, please see the
Will radiation treatment make me sick?
No, there are on systemic side effects. Most patients only experience local redness or crusting throughout their treatments.
Will radiation cause my hair to fall out?
Radiation only causes hair loss at the site of treatment.
Does radiation hurt?
No, most patients only experience irritation or redness at the site.
What is the typical length of treatment?
Typical cases are between 15 and 20 treatments. Patients are usually in and out of the clinic within 15 minutes. We ask for a minimum of three treatments per week during the course of treatment.
After completing radiation or surgery, do you need another biopsy to make sure the cancer is gone?
We monitor the sites of previous skin cancer clinically during your follow up visits, and usually a biospy is not required.
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