Excision of Oral Lesion | Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Dr. Ayesha Khalid
Surgery Otolaryngology (ENT)
Excision of Oral Lesion

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  • Before Procedure
    • My Current Medications
      • Can you review my medication list with me?
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      • Will I need to stop or change any of my current medications?
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    • Choice of Anesthesia
      • What kinds of anesthesia or sedation can I have for this procedure?
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    • Lab Tests
      • Do I need any tests done before this procedure?
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    • My Procedure
      • Why do I need this procedure?
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      • What will this procedure do?
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      • What are the risks and possible complications of this procedure?
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      • Do I have any other options?
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      • How soon would you recommend that I have this procedure?
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      • What can I expect if I choose not to have this procedure?
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      • What can I expect if I choose to delay this procedure?
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      • Will the lesion be completely removed during this procedure?
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      • What removal technique will you use (ie electrosurgery, scalpel, laser, etc)?
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      • What closure technique (ie open or closed) will you use?
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      • Will I need any reconstruction done during or after this procedure? If so, what are my options for reconstruction?
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      • What are the chances that the lesion could come back after this procedure?
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      • When will I be able to eat normally again after this procedure?
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      • Where and how big will my incision be?
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      • What will my scar look like?
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      • How long will this procedure take?
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    • Recovery After My Procedure
      • Will I need any bandaging or packing after this procedure and for how long?
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      • Will I need to start taking any new medications (ie antibiotics) after this procedure and for how long?
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      • Are there any special precautions I will need to take to care for my mouth?
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      • What can I expect my pain to be like and what are options for pain medications?
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      • How long will it be before I can get back to my normal routine?
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    • Preparing for My Procedure
      • Do I need to stop eating and drinking before my procedure?
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      • What time should I arrive for my procedure?
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      • Can I get directions and contact information for your clinic/hospital?
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      • Will I need someone to drive me home from the clinic/hospital?
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  • Day of Procedure
    • General Questions
      • How long will my procedure take?
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      • What can I expect during this procedure?
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  • After Procedure
    • Questions to Ask After My Procedure
      • How did my procedure go?
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      • Was all of the lesion removed?
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      • When can we restart my usual prescription medications?
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      • When can I eat or drink?
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      • When will I be ready to leave the clinic/hospital?
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      • How are we going to manage my pain?
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      • Do I have any prescriptions that need to be filled?
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      • Are there any medications that I need to avoid?
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      • Are there any special instructions for taking care of my procedure site?
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      • When can I take a shower?
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      • Do I need to come back for a follow-up appointment?
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      • Do I have sutures that need to be removed?
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      • When will any packing be removed?
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      • What can my activity level be when I get home?
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      • When can I resume my normal routine?
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  • Before Procedure
    • General Instructions
      • I have planned to take time off work
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I can get help around the house for my recovery
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I have a ride home after my procedure
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I have asked someone to stay with me the first night after my procedure
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I spoke with the anesthesia team
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I completed my lab tests and imaging.
        -7 days at 9:00
      • I will stop taking blood thinners, including aspirin.
        -7 days at 9:00
      • If I smoke, I will stop smoking before the procedure.
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Day of Procedure
    • General Instructions
      • I confirmed my procedure with my healthcare team
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      • I made sure the correct site of my procedure was marked and signed informed consent forms
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  • After Procedure
    • General Instructions
      • I will make sure my healthcare team wash their hands before and after my care
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      • I will not wait until my pain is severe until I ask for pain medication
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      • I will not get up without help if I feel weak or dizzy
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      • I will start eating and drinking as allowed by my healthcare team.
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      • My prescription medications have been filled and I know when and how to take them
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      • I will ask my healthcare team how to care for myself and my incision at home
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      • I have scheduled my post-op appointment
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      • I have a ride home today and someone will stay with me tonight
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  • Recovery at Home
    • General Instructions
      • I know when and how to take my pain medications at home
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know how to care for my procedure site
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will follow my doctor's instructions on what to eat or drink while my lesion heals
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will follow my doctor's instructions on brushing my teeth while my lesion heals
        2 days at 9:00
      • I will follow my doctor's instructions on resuming normal daily activities and sexual activity
        2 days at 9:00
    • Call The Doc If
      • I know to call if I have a fever higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have shortness of breath or chest pain
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice increased redness, swelling, warmth, or pain around my incision
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice that my incision is separating or I have infected discharge from my incision for more than a week after my procedure
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have numbness/tingling or weakness around the incision
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice the area around my incision is turning dark
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I notice excessive bleeding, drainage, or odor from my incision
        2 days at 9:00
      • I know to call if I have pain that my existing pain medications cannot control
        2 days at 9:00
  • Before Procedure
      • Check to make sure you know where and what time to go for your procedure
        -14 days at 9:00
      • Do you know which medications to stop before your surgery?
        -7 days at 9:00
      • Call the healthcare team if you have a new illness or have a fever
        -7 days at 9:00
      • Stop your herbal supplements today
        -7 days at 9:00
      • Did you stop taking anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) today?
        -7 days at 9:00
      • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight
        -1 day at 18:00
  • Day of Procedure
      • You should not have eaten or drank anything since midnight, including water. If you have, please call the office immediately.
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      • Confirm your name and date of birth with the healthcare team
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      • Confirm your allergies with the healthcare team
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  • After Procedure
      • Make sure the call button is within reach before medical staff leave the room
        1 day at 18:00
      • Sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before I stand up to prevent getting dizzy
        1 day at 18:00
      • Check with the healthcare team about how to care for yourself, including which medications you should take at home
        1 day
  • Recovery at Home
      • Do NOT drive while on prescription pain medications
        1 day at 9:00
      • Call the doctor if you have any questions about recovery or feel something is not right
        1 day at 9:00
      • Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting as long as my healthcare team advises
        1 day at 9:00