Course Content
Preadmission Testing
PAT's/Pre-op Physical/Cardiology Clearance
Course Completion
Surgery Pre-op Class-Medical
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Incision Care

    • Typically, there are no dressings and the incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures and skin glue.
    • If dressings are present, remove them when you get home. 
    • If Steri Strips are present, leave them on for 10-14 days.
    • You can shower the morning after surgery and it’s ok to get the incisions wet.
    • No baths or swimming for 14 days.
    • If you had gastric bypass, click below for special info pertaining to incisional pain after surgery!

If you have excessive drainage or redness, call the office and/or:

  • email a pic of your incision to
  • text a pic of your incision to 513-572-1718