Trinity Wound Healing Center
There's no longer any reason to live with an chronic wound.
Every wound has its unique set of circumstances. Trinity Wound Healing Center is equipped and staffed to address them all, with most treatments covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans. We are experts at caring for people whose open sores have resisted traditional treatment with a success rate of 93% healed in 12-16 weeks.
Specialists working together for you.
Our Center is staffed with a unique team of doctors and nurses all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The causes of open sores are complex and our group represents expertise in all of the major areas necessary to handle the varied circumstances and challenges that accompany sores. It could be as simple as changing a medication, or more complex. Whatever it takes for healing to occur, we're equipped and staffed to make it happen.
Wound Healing Options
At Trinity Wound Healing Center, our patients receive the right treatment to heal their wounds. The wound care physicians may prescribe some of the following therapies based on the assessment of the wound:
- Debridement (removal of dead or damaged tissue).
- Specially chosen dressings and wraps.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Bio-engineered tissue substitutes.
- Platelet growth technologies.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure is a painless, proven way to help the body heal. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, or dives, that last 90 minutes to two hours. This increases the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood allowing the wounds to heal them from the inside out.
HBO chambers have evolved to treat patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days.
The HBO chambers resemble a reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. Patients can listen to music or watch movies on televisions and VCR/DVD players mounted above the chamber while remaining in constant contact with those outside the chamber through an intercom and private handset. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, such as that felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed.
How to start healing:
- Generally the physician presently treating the patient’s wound will refer the patient to the Trinity Wound Healing Center. Or, patients can make appointments directly.
- When a patient calls for his or her first appointment, our staff will ask a few questions about the wound and the patient’s health in general.
- Before beginning treatment, our team of doctors and nurses will thoroughly evaluate the patient’s wound and review the patient’s health and medical history.
- Tests might be conducted to tell us more about the patient’s blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as to determine if there's any infection present.
- From there, our physicians will develop a treatment program based on our assessment of the patient’s special needs. Treatment programs will likely involve regular visits to the Trinity Wound Healing Center. Each patient’s progress is meticulously documented and adjusted as necessary.
- We are in constant communication with our patients’ physicians throughout their care. Therefore, once a wound is healed, our patients return to their doctors for follow-up care. And of course, patients continue with their physicians for any related ailments like diabetes and hypertension.
What should patients bring to their first appointment?
- A list of any medications they're currently taking, as well as any allergies they're aware of
- Medical records including x-rays if they have them
- Insurance forms or cards
We have proven success in a caring and supportive environment. Our results are impressive – with most chronic wounds there is improvement within weeks.
For More Information
For scheduling or more information, please Call 706-481-7947 and a staff member will be happy to assist you. Our Wound Healing Center is located at 2258 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 170 in the Summerville Professional Building on the campus of Trinity Hospital of Augusta.