Wound Management Center
The ability for a wound to heal can be complicated by surgery, trauma, immobility or a medical condition such as diabetes or poor circulation. Wounds that are slow to heal require assessment and specialized treatment by healthcare professionals trained in wound care. These experts understand the factors that may delay or prevent a problem wound from healing.
The Wound Management Center at The Medical Center provides comprehensive and specialized services for patients who suffer from non-healing wounds. Our goal is to provide quality wound and ostomy care through education and an individualized treatment plan. Services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Treatment is provided for the following:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Pressure ulcers (bed and chair sores)
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Traumatic tissue injury
- Venous Stasis ulcers
- Any chronic non-healing wound
Our team includes two vascular surgeons and a plastic surgeon which are complimented by experienced wound care nurses certified in wound, ostomy and continence care. After evaluation of the wound and review of your general health and medical history, a treatment plan is developed. Services may include:
- Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
- Specialized wound care (including growth factors and compression therapy)
- Skin grafts
- Foot and nail care
- Surgical wound closure
- VAC therapy (vacuum assisted closure)
Your primary care physician is kept informed of your care plan and your progress through treatment. The Wound Management Center makes appropriate referrals for services that can help aid in the healing process and prevent future wounds. These include home care, nutrition therapy and diabetes management.
Services are available through physician referral or by self referral if a physician order is not required by your insurance.