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Preadmission Testing
PAT's/Pre-op Physical/Cardiology Clearance
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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