Preventing complications in dermatologic surgery: Presurgical concerns

Allen G. Strickler, Payal Shah, Shirin Bajaj, Richard Mizuguchi, Rajiv I. Nijhawan, Mercy Odueyungbo, Anthony Rossi, Désirée Ratner

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Cutaneous surgery has become critical to comprehensive dermatologic care, and dermatologists must therefore be equipped to manage the risks associated with surgical procedures. Complications may occur at any point along the continuum of care, and therefore assessing, managing, and preventing risk from beginning to end becomes essential. This review focuses on preventing surgical complications pre- and postoperatively as well as during the surgical procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-892
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • antibiotic prophylaxis
  • anticoagulation medication
  • antiseptic
  • complications
  • cryosurgery
  • dermatologic surgery
  • dermatologic surgery complications
  • local anesthetic
  • preventing surgical patient consent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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