The first step in treating skin cancer is a consultation with a plastic surgeon. The success and safety of your skin cancer surgery depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires, and lifestyle.
Skin Cancer Consultation
During your consultation be prepared to discuss:
Your surgeon will also:
Prior to surgery, you may be asked to:
Your plastic surgeon also will discuss where your procedure will be performed. Skin cancer surgery may be performed in a minor treatment room, an accredited office-based surgical facility, licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. If your procedure is performed with any sedation, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.
Be sure to ask your Dr. Bailey and his staff questions. It’s very important to understand all aspects of your skin cancer procedure. It’s natural to feel some anxiety. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.