Important Pre-Surgery Information
Please read this important information regarding surgeries thoroughly and make sure you are aware of the points below:
Your procedure will be performed under local anaesthetic.
Note: You will have stitches after your surgery - even for a biopsy.
Note: You will need to return in the clinic, or to your own GP, 7 days following your procedure to have any stitches removed. This will be arranged on the day of your procedure – please ensure you are available for this appointment and for any other follow up appointments 2-3 weeks post-op.
Note: Please inform us if you are taking any blood thinning medication on prescription.
You do not need to fast for this procedure.
Bring a list of your current medication with you.
If your surgical procedure is on your leg, we advise you bring someone to escort you home after. You may wish to take the rest of the day off work – although you will be fully fit to work when leaving the clinic.
If you are on Warfarin therapy we ask that you have your INR checked 2-3 days prior to your surgery date. Your INR level should be less than 3 for your procedure to go ahead.
Histology results can take up to 6 weeks to be processed in the laboratory. Once we have your results back, we will contact you to discuss the outcome and further treatment if required.
Please ensure that you wear comfortable clothing and your face is clean of any makeup etc.
Due to the nature of surgical lists, unfortunately sometimes lists can lag behind and run late, we would ask you to be conscious of this and would recommend allowing extra time to allow for any delays.
This appointment will take place in our DermView surgical rooms in Lucan.
If you have any queries regarding this procedure please do not hesitate
to contact us for more information
Please do not attend if you have any fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms or have had in the past 14 days.
Please do not attend if you have returned from overseas in the past 14 days.
Please attend alone if possible.
Please do not arrive early.