Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Winthrop-University Hospital
State-of-the-art care for patients with non-healing and chronic wounds
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Program at Winthrop-University Hospital provides patients with expert and specialized treatment of persistent or chronic wounds.
What is a Chronic Wound?
A wound that does not respond to typical medical treatment within 30 days is considered a chronic wound. Non-healing wounds are associated with poor circulation, inadequate vein function, and immobility. When wounds are chronic, a highly specialized treatment approach is required for proper healing.
How Our Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Program Can Help
Non-healing wounds—including diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous ulcers, and sickle cell ulcers—affect millions of Americans every day, and account for 200,000 hospital admissions in the U.S. each year. Developing the knowledge and clinical expertise to heal difficult wounds of all types is one of the primary missions of the Wound Healing Center at Winthrop-University Hospital. We have made significant strides in this direction already, and are poised to accomplish much more in the years ahead. By staying at the forefront of wound research, and by treating each patient based on a scientific analysis of their own, unique wound tissue, we've shown we can heal even the most difficult chronic wounds—including wounds that have been treated unsuccessfully at other wound centers.
This is why we are, above all, a place of hope.
Through the compassionate care, advanced technology and multidisciplinary approach that have become Winthrop’s hallmark, our Wound Healing team uses a comprehensive approach to diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
The Wound Healing Center draws upon the expertise of:
- vascular surgeons
- general surgeons
- plastic surgeons
- infectious disease specialists
We offer personalized care in a comforting, state-of-the-art outpatient facility.
Treatment options available at our Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine include hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), an innovative and effective extension to the wound healing therapies available to our patients.