The Wound Healing Center
Some wounds are difficult to heal.
At Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Wound Healing Center we provide a unique health service dedicated to caring for people with wounds.
Our Wound Healing Center brings together a team of experienced doctors and nurses with knowledge in areas of wound management and hyperbaric medicine. This program had succeeded in healing wounds that other thought hopeless.
Using the most advanced medical research and technology, we are able to avoid most amputations. Where traditional treatment has failed, our patients have experienced healing in just a few months.
The Wound Healing Center provides the following services:
- Improved treatment for patients with wounds, providing optimal quality and state-of-the-art wound healing
- An outpatient environment in which the rights, dignity and confidentiality of all patients are respected
- Wound Healing delivered with compassion and personal attention
- Collaboration with other team members to provide coordinated care
- High quality of care (monitored through continuous quality improvement studies)
- A more efficient process for access referral and consultative wound healing
- A multi-disciplinary team approach
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Vascular Assessments
- Podiatry Assessment
- Nutritional/Diabetic counseling
Your First Visit
Before beginning treatment, our physicians, nurses and technicians will evaluate your wound and review both your medical history and general health. You may require specialized tests which provide vital information about the flow of blood and oxygen to your wound.
Your Treatment Program
Once your test results are back, the Wound Healing team will develop a treatment program based upon your special needs. Your wound's healing progress will be evaluated at each follow-up visit.
Your program will include regular visits to our center for treatment. You and/or your care giver will also be instructed in home wound care, including dressing (bandage) changes and ways to protect your wound from further injury.
Our advanced treatment modalities include:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
- Bioengineered Tissue Substitute
- Vacuum Assisted Closure
- Growth Factors
- Compression Wraps
- Vascular Surgery
- Endovascular Intervention
Your are a Vital Part of Your Treatment Program
Much of the success of your wound treatment plan depends upon your own participation and commitment. As an active member of your wound management team, you will need to keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and closely monitor your progress between visits.
Whenever you have questions about your treatment or progress, remember that your Wound Healing staff is available to you.
The Wound Healing Center and Your Physician
When you call our center for an appointment, you're taking the first important step in caring for your wound.
Since our Wound Healing Center only treats wounds, you'll continue to consult your regular physician for all routine medical care. We'll keep your doctor updated as to your treatment program and its progress, unless otherwise instructed.
You should consider our wound healing center a special place, dedicated to solving a specific problem - healing your wound. Together you, your physician and our staff can offer hope for wounds that won't heal.
Your Insurance Coverage
Many health insurance plans will pay for treatment at our wound healing center. Your coverage will be based on your specific insurance plan. Please be sure to bring your insurance card with you when you visit our center.
For a referral to one of our Wound Care Specialists, call 1-888-256-7692. Transportation is available in most areas.