The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center at North Carolina Specialty Hospital provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, diabetes, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.
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That’s where our Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center can help. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care.
At the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center @ NC Specialty Hospital, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.
Specialty Certified Physicians
Our team of specialty certified physicians will range from General Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists that will allow us to provide you with an unparalleled level of advanced treatments. Our panel of physicians will be able to readily consult with each other allowing for an expedited care approach to your specific wound healing needs.
A Comprehensive Team of Wound Care Specialists
The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center @ NC Specialty Hospital is designed to complement your physicians’ services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The Center is made up of a team of professionals, including:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
- A personalized wound treatment program
What to Expect from the First Appointment
Patients are mostly referred by their primary care physician, and the program operates by appointment. Upon referral to North Carolina Specialty Hospital Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. At the initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the cause of the wound, the size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.
Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:
- Laboratory evaluation
- Radiology (including MRI)
- Vascular studies
- Screening for hyperbaric oxygen therapy
After this determination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.
Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center at North Carolina Specialty Hospital
4315 Ben Franklin Blvd., Suite 101 Durham, NC 27704
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
After hours please call your primary doctor or proceed to the nearest emergency room.
Together, we heal wounds and improve patients’ lives.