Non-Healing Wound Care
WHAT IS COMPREHENSIVE WOUND CARE?
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Saint Joseph's provides care to those suffering from non-healing wounds in a way no other provider can -- all in one location. A Comprehensive Wound Healing Center is a coordinated outpatient center that treats patients with non-healing wounds using the latest techniques and procedures.
OUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY WOUND CARE SPECIALISTS
Our wound healing center in Yonkers is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, along with nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care, who will customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing.
Comprised of general physicians, vascular and plastic surgeons, podiatrists and infectious disease physicians, our team is dedicated to providing the most advanced healing options to patients, allowing them to recover as quickly and completely as possible.
As wound healing specialists, our clinicians have a proven track record of healing wounds -- even those that have not responded to other treatments.
WOUND CARE TREATMENT PLANS
Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proving to reduce healing time and improve healing rates.
Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, we begin with a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of the wound. A treatment plan is then developed to give patients the best chance for healing.
Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance. Depending on the type of wound, the treatment plan may include:
- Infection control
- Restoration of blood flow
- Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
- Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy
- Skin substitutes
- Compression therapy
- Foot reconstruction
- Skin graft or flap
WHAT CAN OUR WOUND CARE PATIENTS EXPECT?
Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation to the wound. This will help to determine what course of treatment you will need.
Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the wound healing center weekly or bi-weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. Some things you can do to assist with your healing:
- Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
- Take medications as directed
- Return for your follow-up appointments
- Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are receiving wound care treatment
Following your treatment is the single most important factor in your healing. Please don't hesitate to contact us at (914) 378-7900 to learn more about our doctors or treatment plans. We're happy to clarify anything you feel uncertain about regarding the wound care treatment process.