Surgery Guide - RATHR
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Caring for the Surgical Site


Please do not hesitate to contact your surgeon with any questions you have about the following instructions. Consult with your internist about duration and dosage of iron (ferrous sulfate) after your discharge.

Depending on how your incision is closed, your nurse will review care instructions with you.

  1. Many skin incisions are closed with Dermabond or a glue-like product. If so, you will able to shower.
  2. Some incisions are closed with stitches or staples, usually removed in 7 to 10 days. The staff will provide specific instructions about showering and care of the incision.
  3. Please inform your surgeon if you notice increasing redness or drainage from your incision.