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Had laproscopic gallbladder surgery; 4 incisions 3 days ago. Dr removed bandages but left gauze & waterproof bandage on belly button. Do i remove?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
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In brief: Incisions

Generally yes, it would be okay to remove it after 3 days, but not knowing specifically what was done with that incision, i would recommend asking your surgeon.

In brief: Incisions

Generally yes, it would be okay to remove it after 3 days, but not knowing specifically what was done with that incision, i would recommend asking your surgeon.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Scott Hanan
Surgery
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In brief: Double check

If your doctor placed a dressing at that site then they probably want to keep it clean and protected.
Double check with your doctor to see how long they want the dressing in place. Usually a few days is all that is necessary.

In brief: Double check

If your doctor placed a dressing at that site then they probably want to keep it clean and protected.
Double check with your doctor to see how long they want the dressing in place. Usually a few days is all that is necessary.
Dr. Scott Hanan
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