USUAL COURSE: Most patients heal quickly after undergoing an excision of a mouth/lip lesion. Postoperative pain depends on the size and location of the lesion. Some amount of swelling pain is to be expected.


TEMPERATURE: 99 to 100 degrees for the first few days is normal.  Notify us if temperature rises above 101.5 or stays at 101 degrees.


FOOD: Start with soft bland foods, then progress to normal eating.  Avoid sharp or spicy foods is generally recommended.


PAIN: A prescription for pain medication will be given.  This is usually a narcotic combined with Tylenol. Do not use additional Tylenol.


PROBLEMS: Call the office for instructions concerning any of the following:


You should have a post op appointment for  week after surgery.

For questions, problems or refills, call the office at (425) 775-6651.

Pain medications require a written prescription, so call for a refill before you run out of medication.

Medication or refill requests must be made during office hours.

There is always a doctor on call for emergent problems after office hours: (425) 775-6651

The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.

76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 775-6651 Directions
Mill Creek

Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 337-4810 Directions

Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
*Dr. Backous only

1 (253) 770-9000 Directions
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery (ECOS)

Edmonds Medical Pavilion
7320 216th Street SW, Suite 140
Edmonds, WA 98026

1 (425) 673-3750 Directions