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Getting Stitches at the Department of Family Medicine

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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:

Urgent Appointments for Stitches

If you have a cut that may need stitches, contact one of our family medicine clinics to make an urgent appointment. Our family medicine doctors are trained and equipped to apply and remove stitches.

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.