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 then help to determine what course of treatment you will need.
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. Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans.
Since the majority of patients seen in our centers have diabetic foot ulcers, our teams are designed around the needs of those patients. Depending on your needs, consultants and specialists could include:
- Vascular specialist
- Plastic surgeon
- Hyperbaric specialist
Our approach to healing is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies, with a focus on surgery to heal wounds and improve circulation. Advanced therapies may include:
- Infection control
- Restoration of blood flow
- Sharp debridement (removal of dead tissue)
- Foot reconstruction
- Skin grafting
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Wound closure
- Leading-edge diagnostics
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the Amputation Prevention Center facility on a regular basis for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress.