This case involves a middle-aged male patient in Wyoming who was morbidly obese patient who suffered from an infected surgical incision following surgery. The patient presented to a general surgeon for what was initially supposed to be a routine gallbladder removal surgery performed with a traditional incision. The surgery proceeded without complications and the patient was discharged home. However, less than a week after the surgery was completed the patient returned to the hospital to have his stitches removed at which point the wound completely opened. Over the next few days, the wound became infected. The patient was forced to endure an extended stay in the hospital, and was left seriously disfigured.