Surgical Dermatology

Our doctors are experienced in advanced skin cancer excision and reconstruction, including the use of flaps and graft techniques.

This expertise in plastic surgery techniques will lead to optimum cosmetic results for your individual needs. The specific type of treatment recommended will depend upon the type and size of skin cancer, the location, and individual characteristics such as skin elasticity and sun damage.

Our surgical dermatology center in Gilbert AZ makes it convenient to take care of other skin conditions including moles, birthmarks, scar revision, skin lesions and earlobe repair.

Surgical Pre-Operative Instructions

Before a surgical appointment in our office please review the following guidelines. Instructions for your particular case may vary so please call our office at 480-855-0085 and speak to one of our staff members if you have questions.

  • You may eat and drink prior to this appointment, fasting is not required.
  • Take regularly prescribed medications the morning of the surgery.
  • Please discontinue the following blood thinning medications and supplements 14 days prior to surgery unless you are a cardiac or stroke patient and your doctor prescribed the medication.

  • Coumadin / Warfarin
  • Plavix
  • Pradaxa
  • Xarelto
  • Aspirin
  • Eliquis
  • Aleve
  • Ibuprofen
  • Excedrin
  • Fish Oil
  • CoQ-10
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Garlic
  • Vitamin E
  • Ginko Biloba

  • We recommend a shower the evening or morning before surgery and freshly laundered clothes to help reduce the chance of getting an infection. Please wear something comfortable that allows for easy access to your surgery site.
  • You will leave the clinic with a bulky bandage which will need to stay in place (clean and dry) for 24 hours. These bandages may obscure your vision; if this applies to your case, please arrange for driver to get you home safely.
  • If your surgery is going to be done on your face, please do not wear any make-up on the day of surgery.
  • You should limit your activity (NO heavy lifting, NO exercising, NO activity that may raise your blood pressure, and NO swimming or hot tubs) for up to 2 weeks after your surgery. The length of time for these limitations varies depending on the extent and location of your surgery and may be shorter than 2 weeks. Our staff will be able to give you more detailed, individualized instructions before you go home the day of surgery.

Now scheduling appointments at our new Mesa office! Contact us today to find out how Desert Sky Dermatology can help you with many of your skincare needs!