POST OP SYMPTOMS: Usually mild to moderate pain and swelling at the surgical site for 3-4 days after surgery.
CARE OF INCISION SITE: You may remove the bandage after 2 days.* After removing the bandage, if there are steri-strips (little tapes) on the incision, try to keep these dry. If no steri-strips are present, you may clean the incision with hydrogen peroxide and apply antibiotic ointment to the incision twice a day, as well as after showering.
*Exception: If a drain (tubing) has been placed in the incision, you may want to keep a bandage on the incision. Do not get the area wet. Your doctor will tell you when to come in to have the drain removed.
PAIN: Use pain medication as needed for discomfort.
PROBLEMS: Gross swelling, active bleeding, redness, drainage, or separation of the incision, fever above 101 degrees, increasing pain, or nausea are not usual and warrant a call to the office.
POST OP APPOINTMENT: You should have a post op appointment for 1 week after surgery. Stitches are usually removed at this time.
For questions, problems or refills, call the office at (425) 775-6651.
Pain medications require a written prescription, so call for a refill before you run out of medication.
Medication or refill requests must be made during office hours.
There is always a doctor on call for emergent problems after office hours: (425) 775-6651
76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Edmonds, WA 98026
Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208
Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
*Dr. Backous only