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Arlington Location
1115 W. Randol Mill Rd
Suite 200
Arlington, TX 76012
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DFW Skin Surgery Center, PLLC
Arlington Location: 1115 W. Randol Mill Road, Suite 200, Arlington, TX 76012
Southlake Location: 2485 E. Southlake Blvd, Suite 200, Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
Fax: (817) 303-6651

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Southlake Location
2485 E. Southlake Blvd
Suite 200
Southlake, TX 76092
(817) 303-6647 (MOHS)
Prior to Mohs Surgery
  • Unless specifically prescribed by another physician, do not take aspirin (Bayer Aspirin, Ecotrin, etc) for 7-10 days prior to surgery. Please check with your prescribing doctor before stopping any medications!
  • ​Do not take ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) for 3 days prior to surgery.
  • DO NOT STOP warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), Eliquis, Brilinta, Pradaxa, or other prescription blood thinners, if you take such medications.
  • Discontinue the following herbal supplements and vitamins 7-10 days prior to surgery: vitamin E (often part of a multivitamin), garlic, gingko biloba, ginseng, ginger, St. John's wort.
  • Discontinue all alcohol consumption at least 2 days prior to surgery.
  • Discontinue or significantly reduce smoking or chewing tobacco at least 2 days prior to surgery.

Pre-Operative Instructions
On the Day of Mohs Surgery
  • Mohs surgery may take an entire day, so plan your day accordingly.
  • ​Please do not bring children, pets (except service animals), or loud audiovisual equipment with you (use of headphones is permitted).
  • Out of consideration for other patients, please avoid strong fragrances. Do not wear makeup on the area to be treated.
  • Eat a light breakfast and bring a lunch or a snack with you.
  • Except as noted in the section above, take your regular morning medications. If prescribed, do not forget to take your blood pressure medications!
  • Dress comfortably. Consider wearing older clothes, as there may be some spills on your clothes.
  • Bring a book or a laptop with you to use while staying in the waiting area between stages. Free Wi-Fi is available in the waiting area.
  • If the treatment area is near an eyelid, you will need someone to drive you home after surgery, as the surgical dressing may obstruct your field of vision.
  • Please contact us at (817) 303-6647 if you have any questions about these instructions or if you need further clarifications prior to your surgery.​