A biopsy is when a sample of the suspected tissue is removed and sent to a pathologist for examination. Most patients will have to return for a follow up visit to discuss pathology reports.
What to expect after surgery:
Please follow these instructions:
Have any prescriptions filled promptly and take as directed. Non-narcotic medications(Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Tylenol) should be taken assoon as possible and repeated as prescribed for the first several days. Narcotic painmedication can be taken in addition (alternating medications according to a doctors’ instructions) if pain relief is not adequate. However, when narcotic pain medications (Percocet, Vicodin, Tylenol with Codeine) are taken, you should not operate automobiles or other power equipment.
Antibiotics, whenprescribed, should be taken as indicated until gone. If a rash or swelling develops, discontinue the antibiotic immediately andcall the office to inform your doctor.
It is important to maintain oral hygiene so that the wound will heal properly and not become infected. Smokers are advised not to smoke for five to seven days after surgery. Drawing on a cigarette may disturb the blood clot and thus interfere with the healing process.
You have any questions regarding the surgery or post-surgery instructions. If calling after business hours, you will be directed to a paging system or call 855-808-9500 and a doctor will promptly return your call