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Sutures are a critical component of the healing process after surgery or a significant injury. At Cermak Immediate Care, we provide professional suture removal services that ensure your wounds heal properly and minimize the risk of infection and scarring. Our facilities in Chicago, Cicero, and Roseland are equipped to handle various types of suture removal, ensuring safe and effective care.

The Suture Removal Process

Suture removal is a straightforward but essential procedure that should be performed by healthcare professionals to ensure the best healing outcomes. The timing of suture removal varies depending on the location of the wound, the type of suture used, and how quickly the wound is healing.

Steps Involved in Suture Removal:

  • Assessment of the Wound: Our healthcare providers first assess the wound to ensure it has healed enough for the sutures to be removed. This includes checking for signs of infection, proper closure, and new tissue growth.
  • Sterilization: The area around the sutures is cleaned and sterilized to prevent any infection during the removal process.
  • Removal: Using sterile tools, the sutures are carefully cut and removed. The procedure is typically quick and causes minimal discomfort.
  • Post-Removal Care: Instructions on how to care for the wound post-suture removal are provided to promote complete healing and reduce scarring.

Chicago Wound Care Doctors

Our team at Cermak Immediate Care includes skilled wound care doctors who specialize in the treatment and management of all types of wounds. Whether you need sutures removed or other wound care services, our doctors are equipped with the expertise and tools necessary to provide the highest standard of care.

When to Have Sutures Removed

The timing for suture removal is crucial and varies depending on the part of the body and the nature of the wound. Generally, sutures on the face are removed within 5-7 days to minimize scarring, while those on areas of the body where the skin is thicker, such as the back, may be left in place for up to 14 days.

FAQs About Suture Removal

Visit Cermak Immediate Care for Suture Removal

If you need suture removal, visit Cermak Immediate Care for professional and careful treatment. Our clinics in Chicago, Cicero, and Roseland are ready to assist you with your post-operative care needs, ensuring your wounds heal well and with minimal scarring.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows 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.


Cermak Immediate Care

5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


Cermak Immediate Care

2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


Cermak Immediate Care

134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

Rapid Immediate Care

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Rolling Meadows

NewMed Immediate Care

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008