Expert Care for Non-Healing Wounds

Wounds that do not improve within four weeks or do not heal after eight weeks need advanced care. If you or a loved one is living with a wound that will not heal, the wound care specialists at Catholic Health can dramatically accelerate that healing process.

In our advanced wound healing centers, we provide a source of comfort for patients, as the healing process can sometimes be slow and frustrating. Our specialty wound care gives you the opportunity to heal in half the time you would without treatment, allowing patients to return to full function and mobility.

Provided Services

Advanced Wound Healing Services 

Wounds that don't heal within four to six weeks may be considered chronic. If you have skin damage that doesn't seem to be improving, it's important to seek the professional opinion of a wound care specialist.

Our highly-skilled team of physicians and specialist nurses are experts in their field, dedicated to best practice wound care and pain management. We use state-of-the-art technology and a patient-focused approach to treat non-healing wounds and ulcers. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, accelerating a patient's healing process. This can be accomplished via sessions in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, where patients breathe in a highly-concentrated form of oxygen. Increasing oxygen delivery to damaged tissues is a painless, noninvasive healing method. 

Individualized Dressing Management 

Best practice wound management recommends that non-healing wounds be kept moistened and protected to ensure their healing. Without the protection than an individualized dressing provides, chronic wounds are susceptible to repeat injury. Our team will personalize care for your injury based on condition of the wound, length of time that has passed, and any preexisting medical conditions. 

Debridement

The removal of dying or damaged tissue from a wound bed, or debridement, is an essential component of all wound care programs. Any dead skin or foreign matter left behind in a slow-to-heal wound can disrupt the growth of new tissues. Patients being treated may receive local anesthesia, to make them more comfortable.

 

Conditions That Require Wound Care

At Catholic Health, our team of board certified specialists in wound care and hyperbaric medicine allows us to practice the best course of treatment for a variety of wounds and skin conditions.

From surgical wounds and long-term effects of treatment, to a diagnosed medical condition, we provide care for: 

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are an unfortunately common side effect for patients living with diabetes. Diabetes can disrupt the flow of blood through the body, which is important for wound healing. Patients who have an injury like an open wound may find that it's difficult for the skin to heal, requiring advanced treatment. 

Bedsores

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores, as they're more commonly known, are damaged tissues that result from prolonged pressure on a certain area of the skin. Without treatment, a bedsore can ultimately lead to an open wound that exposes bones, joints, or tissues. Sometimes patients who suffer from bedsores are living with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions. 

Bone Infection

Bone infections often occur when an infection in another part of the body transfers to the bone through the bloodstream. It can also happen due to a bone fracture or surgical wound that leaves the bone exposed. Commonly reported symptoms include redness, swelling, and loss of motion in the affected area. 

 

The Wound Care Program at Catholic Health

Catholic Health established our advanced wound healing program in 2009 – and it has continued to grow over the last decade. 

We are proud of what sets us apart – Western New York's only full-time providers who are board certified in both wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Our facilities are nationally accredited, providing the highest standard of wound care. We practice evidence-based medicine, using medical science to achieve the most successful outcomes and patient satisfaction scores. 

Our advanced wound healing program includes locations at:

Our wound care centers at Catholic Health work in partnership with Partners In Rehab, to ensure quality wound repair and recovery. We also coordinate with home care providers, if necessary, for long-term wound management.