Saint Mary’s Center for Wound Healing is focused on preserving limbs, advanced wound treatment, ostomy education and management, stoma marking, and supporting patients with their healing process. We use advanced technologies and treatment protocols to ensure our patients have the best experience and outcomes. We also offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO), which enhances oxygen levels in affected tissues so that normal healing mechanisms can take place.
Our program combines expertise from specialists such as infectious disease, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, podiatry, hyperbaric technologists, wound care certified physicians, nurses, and medical assistants.
When to Seek Treatment
If you have a wound that has not significantly began to heal within four weeks, or completely within two months, contact your primary care provider for a Wound Clinic referral. Wounds are often caused by diabetes, pressure ulcers, venous stasis, and peripheral vascular disease (PAD).
What Course of Treatment Will I Go Through?
During your first visit, our providers will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need non-invasive tests that give us information about blood and oxygen flow in the area of your wound. Course of treatment may include:
- Antibiotic therapy
- Diabetes education
- Education on wound prevention
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
- Non-Invasive Grafting for Faster Healing
- Nutritional services
- Protective footwear/Orthotics
- Surgical intervention
- Vascular testing
How the Clinic Works with Your Doctor
During your treatment at the Clinic, your primary care provider remains an integral part of your overall treatment plan. We discuss your treatment plan and keep him or her updated on your progress. Remember, it is important that you see your physician for routine medical care. Lastly, you can request records through our Clinic, that can be shared with your primary care provider.
Saint Mary’s Ostomy Program
Saint Mary’s Limb Preservation and Wound Clinic provides preoperative care including what to expect with a new ostomy, an introduction to ostomy equipment and care as well as stoma marking. We also provide postoperative care including education on diet, ostomy care, how to obtain supplies, and maintaining quality of life.
For patients that are established ostomy patients we assist with:
- leakage issues
- ostomy equipment evaluations
- skin related issues: rashes, wounds, irritation
- hernias around the ostomy- custom support belt fitting
- setting up with support groups resources within the community