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Wound Care

 

 

BayCare Wound Care - Tampa is a center of excellence for the treatment and care of chronic, non-healing wounds. Our state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care center is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and advanced treatment options for the management of problem wounds.

State-of-the-Art Treatment
Over the past decade, there have been remarkable advancements in the understanding of the pathophysiology of wounds. As a result, an array of new treatments have been developed for healing chronic wounds. From bio-engineered skin grafting to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, our board-certified wound care physicians are specially trained in the latest wound-healing techniques.

Certified Wound Specialists
With the rapid growth of new treatment options to heal previously non-healing wounds, wound care has become a recognized specialty of its own. Our wound care physicians have devoted their careers to the advancement of wound care and are among the only physicians locally to practice wound care on a full-time basis.

Our physicians are multiple board-certified including diplomate, American Academy of Wound Management (Certified Wound specialists); and diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine (subspecialty—Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine). These designations alone set our center apart as a true “center of excellence.”

A Team Approach to Treatment

Treatment of chronic wounds requires a comprehensive approach that takes into account all factors of a person’s health. Our wound healing team consists of professionals from a wide range of disciplines and, depending on a patient’s individual needs, the following professionals are available:

  • Wound care nurses
  • Hyperbaric technicians
  • Patient educators
  • Dietitians
  • Physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists
  • Mental health professionals
  • Diabetes educators

Directed by our wound care physicians, our wound care team establishes a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses every patient’s specific needs. And our team coordinates treatment with family and home care services.

Specialized Care for Serious Wounds
We provide leading-edge care for wounds including:

  • Diabetic ulcers 
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Persistent skin irritations
  • Surgical wounds 
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Radiation injuries 
  • Burns
  • Vasculitis and other inflammatory ulcers
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

The Latest Treatment Options

Care for each wound is determined by its own individual, unique course. Once the etiology of the wound is determined, our specialists use a variety of advanced clinical treatments including:

  • Wound dressings
  • Debridement
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting
  • Compression therapy
  • Lymphedema management
  • Growth factor therapy
  • Non-invasive vascular assessment
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure. This treatment helps the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms function more efficiently. When indicated, hyperbaric oxygen therapy significantly improves healing outcomes and greatly expedites the healing process.

Location:
BayCare Wound Care - Tampa
Medical Arts Building
3003 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL 33607
P: (813) 554-8935
F: (813) 870-4862

 



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