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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the mohs micrographic surgery?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Many physicians will prescribe anti-anxiety medication to take prior to a procedure.
This should be discussed with your physician.

In brief: Possibly

Many physicians will prescribe anti-anxiety medication to take prior to a procedure.
This should be discussed with your physician.
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes if needed

Depending on your level of anxiety, most fellowship trained (http://www.
Skincancermohssurgery.Org/mohs-surgery/) mohs surgeons may give you an anxiolytic prior to the procedure.

In brief: Yes if needed

Depending on your level of anxiety, most fellowship trained (http://www.
Skincancermohssurgery.Org/mohs-surgery/) mohs surgeons may give you an anxiolytic prior to the procedure.
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: You need to ask

If you are very anxious, you can discuss this with the mohs surgeon and they can prescribe an anti-anxiety med to be taken prior to the procedure.
This is usually not given unless requested by the patient. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia (numbs the area so you cannot feel anything). Ativan (lorazepam) or valium can help you relax prior to the procedure.

In brief: You need to ask

If you are very anxious, you can discuss this with the mohs surgeon and they can prescribe an anti-anxiety med to be taken prior to the procedure.
This is usually not given unless requested by the patient. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia (numbs the area so you cannot feel anything). Ativan (lorazepam) or valium can help you relax prior to the procedure.
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Your mohs surgeon will discuss anti anxiety techniques as well as possibly prescribe a medication to help.
Some mohs surgeons prefer your primary care doctor prescribe the medication since they are more familiar with all of your medical history.

In brief: Yes

Your mohs surgeon will discuss anti anxiety techniques as well as possibly prescribe a medication to help.
Some mohs surgeons prefer your primary care doctor prescribe the medication since they are more familiar with all of your medical history.
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