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Suture removal is a critical step in the healing process of surgical wounds or injuries that required stitching. Our clinic, located conveniently near both Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights, specializes in suture removal and comprehensive wound care, ensuring that your healing process is smooth and effective.

The Importance of Proper Suture Removal

Proper suture removal is essential to prevent infection and minimize scarring. It involves the timely and skilled removal of stitches after a wound has sufficiently healed. The timing of suture removal varies depending on the location of the wound, the type of suture used, and individual healing rates.

What to Expect During Suture Removal

Assessment of Wound Healing:

Before removing sutures, our experienced wound care doctors will carefully assess your wound to ensure it has healed enough to warrant suture removal. This assessment helps prevent the reopening of the wound or other complications.

Suture Removal Process:

The removal process is typically quick and causes minimal discomfort. Our healthcare providers use sterile instruments to carefully cut and remove each stitch. Patients usually feel only a slight pulling sensation during the procedure.

Aftercare Guidance:

After removing the sutures, we provide detailed aftercare instructions to help you care for the wound as it continues to heal. This may include keeping the area clean and dry, applying prescribed ointments, and watching for signs of infection.

Why Choose Us for Suture Removal

Choosing our clinic for your suture removal means you are opting for a team that prioritizes your comfort and the aesthetic outcome of your healing wound. Our providers are skilled in various wound care techniques that help reduce the appearance of scars and promote optimal healing.

Comprehensive Wound Care Services

In addition to suture removal, we offer a full range of wound care services, including:

  • Wound assessment and monitoring
  • Dressing changes and wound cleaning
  • Treatment of wound infections
  • Scar management and reduction techniques

When to Contact a Wound Care Doctor

You should schedule a visit for suture removal if:

  • You have stitches from a recent surgery or injury.
  • Your doctor has specified when to remove the stitches, typically between 7 to 14 days after placement, depending on the wound.
  • You notice signs of infection such as increased redness, swelling, warmth, or discharge from the wound site.

Schedule Your Suture Removal Today in Rolling Meadows

If you are ready for suture removal or require any aspect of wound care, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our clinic is dedicated to providing top-notch care in the fields of wound management and recovery. Serving both Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights, we are here to ensure your healing process is successful and as comfortable as possible.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169