What do I do with dressings and stitches?

I generally use sutures (stitches) which are not visible and do not require removal.  Sometimes the ends of the sutures may be visible through the incision line up to a couple of weeks following the procedure.  These will generally dissolve and fall away by themselves. If the wounds or any other part of the suture material is bothering you please contact the rooms or your local GP for review.  Most laparoscopic incisions are now dressed with a skin glue and this just washes off itself over the course of 10-14 days. You are able to get this wet in the shower immediately after discharge from hospital.