Wound Care Center
Advanced Wound Care to Help Your Patients Heal
We are a comprehensive outpatient wound healing center dedicated to the care of patients with non healing wounds. We provide advanced wound care for those patients with difficult-to-heal and/or non healing wounds.
Our Center is staffed by multidisciplinary team of clinicians with advance training in wound care. Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies that aid and accelerate the healing process.
Individualized, Patient-Focused Care
We utilize best clinical practices that begin with a thorough patient evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine wound etiology. An individualized care plan is then developed using evidence-based therapies that are highly effective in facilitating the healing process and may include:
- Surgical debridement
- Vaccum-assisted closure
- Specialty dressing and wraps
- Cellular and/or tissue-based products(skin substitutes)
- Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy
- Compression therapy
- Surgical interventions, when indicated
Patients Remain in Your Care
As the referring physician, your patient remains in your care. You will receive progress reports throughout their treatment and remain an active member of the wound healing team.
Any patient who has a wound that has not responded to conventional therapy should be referred to the wound center for the further evaluation.
Our wound center treats all wounds associated with, but not limited to:
- Pressure injuries
- Venous ulcers
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Non-healing, post-surgical wounds
- Arterial/ischemic ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Compromised skin graft or flap
- Crush injury
- Late effects of radiation (i.e radiation cystitis, proctitis or external wound)
Our Center Offers Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is the utilization of oxygen under pressure to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal. Patients breathe 100% oxygen inside a chamber that is pressurized at 2-3 times greater than atmospheric pressure. Increasing the partial pressure of oxygen allows it to dissolve in the plasma, leaving the plasma supersaturated with oxygen. The increase in tissue oxygenation works to combat bacteria and promote angiogenesis. HBO is used as an adjunctive therapy for many indications, including:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
- Chronic, refractory Ostemomyelitis
- Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
- Preparation or preservation
Healing Wounds is Our Specialty
We are specialized outpatient wound care treatment center dedicted to the care of patients with non-healing wounds.
Wounds that are hard-to-heal may be a result of pressure, truama or infection. Sometimes the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem due to underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous radiation treatment.
Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, we treat the whole person, not just the wound. Our team of experienced wound care specialist will assess your symptoms, determine the underlying cause of your non-healing wound and customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing.
Our treatment plans are designed to complement the care your own physician provides, ensuring that your health care team is always working together to provide the treatment that’s right for you.
Non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life. If you have a wound or an ulcer that is not healing, or any wound that is of concern, ask your physician for the referral to the wound center or contact us directly for an appointment.
Advance wound care may include:
- Diagnostic testing (can include vascular testing, blood tests, x-rays)
- Nutritional evaluation
- Specialized dressings
- Debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue)
- Hyperbaric (HBO) therapy
- Patient education
Even the most difficult wounds that have not responded to other treatments may see significant improvement at our center.
If you are experiencing any of the following
- Slow-to heal or non-healing wounds
- Foot or leg ulcers or wounds
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Bone infection, also called osteomyelitis
- Crush injuries
- Symptoms occurring on or around a point of radiation (such as pain, rectal or bladder bleeding)
- Joseph Feldman, DPM, Medical Director
- Janelle Leiva, RN, BSN, Program Director
- Melinda Camacho, Front Desk Coordinator
- Geffrey St. Gilles, HBO Technician, Safety Director
- Patricia Radwan, RN