Removing Sutures Post Explantation. I Can't Go to My Original PS. How Do I Choose a New One?
- Asked by fritz
- 1 year ago
My PS will not see me for a follow-up visit, or even schedule me for suture removal. (long story). I have called a few other docs, who are afraid of some conflict with this doc if he finds out. My Primary Care Physician is out of town, and her replacement doesn't feel comfortable doin it. It has been 8 days since my explantation and I'm wondering what to do. It was explained to me that the removable sutures should come out in 10-12 days. Any advice?
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Your situation seems very unusual; without knowing details it is hard to help you. Generally speaking, you will be better off resolving whatever issues exist with your plastic surgeon and have him continue to take care of you.
Best To See Own Surgeon for Care Continuity
Your Plastic Surgeon has an obligation to either remove your sutures as part of the global care associated with the procedure. If you have been discharged from his/her practice then it is the plastic surgeon's responsibility to refer you to other care options to avoid abandonment of a patient. I would simply call his office and ask for their advice.
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Call your surgeon, resolve whatever issue you had remove the sutres then change physicians.
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