Comprehensive services offered at Dignity Health Wound Center
Your time is important. When you’re with our care team, we want you to get the most out of your visit. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians is ready to serve when you need us most. With a combination of expert knowledge, compassionate care, and personalized treatment plans, you can count on us to work for you.
Debridement is a procedure for treating a wound. It involves thoroughly cleaning the wound and removing all infected and nonviable tissue.
Specially Chosen Dressings/Wraps
Specially chosen dressings and wraps for wound care is essential to proper healing. Offered by the Mercy Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, this service includes the selection of the appropriate material for open wounds, such as gauze, foam, and transparent film, and the use of the proper dressing techniques.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a type of treatment used to speed up healing of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, stubborn wounds, and infections in which tissues are starved for oxygen.
Bio-Engineered Tissue Substitutes
Bio-engineered skin and soft tissue substitutes may be derived from human tissue, nonhuman tissue, synthetic materials, or a composite of these materials.
Platelet Growth Technologies
Platelet growth technologies rely on platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which acts as a growth factor agonist. The use of this PRP from the patient is applied directly to a wound. It helps the body repair itself by providing stem cells with the stimulation to generate new tissue.
Wound Vac/Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
V.A.C. therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing by delivering negative pressure (a vacuum) at the wound site through a proprietary foam dressing, drawing the wound edges together, removing infectious materials, reducing edema, and promoting granulation tissue formation.
Xeroform Gauze Dressings
Xeroform gauze dressing is a fine mesh gauze occlusive dressing impregnated with petrolatum and 3% Xeroform (Bismuth Tribromophenate). Xeroform is made for use on low exudating wounds.