What to Expect at the Wound Healing Center
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to wound management. Most patients are referred by their primary care physician or medical specialist.
At the initial appointment, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to determine the type of wound they have as well as any underlying problems delaying its healing. We look at your overall health status that may affect your wound and your ability to comply with necessary treatment recommendations.
During your care with us, you will continue to see your primary care physician or medical specialists for other conditions. Following the initial evaluation, and periodically throughout your care, a consultative report is sent to your referring and/or personal physician to keep him or her informed of your progress.
The center's physician and nurses are always available to answer questions from physicians, families or patients.
At the Winchester Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, one of the most important members of our team is you, our patient. You will be involved in each step of your treatment plan to ensure that your wound healing is successful. Our staff is available to assist you whenever you have questions or concerns.
The Importance of Coordinating Care
Problem wounds are frequently associated with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or poor nutrition. Successful wound healing requires coordination with other providers, including your personal physician and specialist(s) to optimize wound care and medical management.
As part of your treatment plan, we may consult nutrition services, home care nurses, physical or occupational therapy, diabetes education, X-ray or other services as needed to assist in your management.
You will continue to see your personal physicians for regular medical care. The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center Team coordinates the wound management plan with other physicians to ensure your individual needs are met.
To complement our excellent medical and surgical services, Winchester Hospital offers alternative therapies, including acupuncture, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, yoga and more.
Winchester Hospital is committed to providing the most effective weight management programs and, when appropriate, the most advanced treatment for weight loss surgery.