I am having mohs surgery on top of my foot. what are my healing options?
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Wound Healing Options after Mohs Surgery on the Foot
Your best option is to talk to the doctor who will be performing your Mohs surgery. The repair afterwards is dependent upon the size of the skin cancer (e.g. diameter and depth) as well as other factors related to the patient, location, etc Options for repair include secondary intention healing (i.e. letting the wound heal in by itself), side-to-side repair, flap repair or skin graft repair. Talk to your doctor before the surgery to get an idea what direction he/she is planning; however, they won't be able to make a firm decision (most likely) until after the cancer is clear and the wound can be evaluated. Good luck.