Stitches or sutures are pieces of special thread used to sew skin together when bandages alone will not close the wound.
Some wounds that can use stitches include:
One advantage to seeing our doctors in the office is that the care has a lower co-pay than an urgent care or emergency room.
Once the stitches have been in place for a few days and the skin has had a chance to heal, your doctor will remove them. If you have stitches from a procedure performed by another doctor, we can remove them as part of your recovery from the procedure.