What is a Comprehensive Wound Healing Center?
The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Kirby Medical Center 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 utilizes the latest techniques
and procedures to provide the best chance of healing.
Our Multidisciplinary Wound Care Specialists
Our wound healing center is staffed with a team of clinicians 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
Click here to meet our wound care team
Wound Care Treatment Plans
Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating
traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven 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)
- Cellular and/or tissue-based products (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 and infection. 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 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 217-817-8517 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.