Our wound healing team, in conjunction with your primary care physician, will develop a treatment program based on your special needs. Your program will involve regular visits to the center to provide treatment, follow your progress or make necessary changes in your treatment program. You will also be instructed in home care, dressing changes and ways to protect yourself from further injury. For some patients who require additional special treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bio-engineered tissue and vac-assisted closure is available. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses 100% oxygen breathed at higher than normal pressures to enhance healing in problem wounds.
When you call for your first appointment, you will be asked a few questions concerning your wound and your general health. Your visit will be scheduled at a convenient time, and it is important to bring a list of current medications and any allergies you are aware of. Also, please bring any medical records that are pertinent to your wound. Most health plans cover visits to Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center. Please bring your insurance information to your first appointment.
Before beginning treatment, the wound center doctors, nurses and therapists will evaluate your wound and review your medical history and general health. You may have special tests to provide us with important information about the flow of blood, tissue oxygenation and whether or not infection is complicating the healing process.
We will inform your doctor about your treatment program and the progress you are making. We compile detailed weekly reports that document the wound-healing course. This allows us to monitor your progress and track your individualized care. We also send a monthly progress report to your referring physician with color photographs that show your healing improvements.