The new Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at Virginia Hospital Center is among three wound healing centers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and part of a new network of 400 facilities throughout the nation specializing in wound care. The Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to wound healing, offering a staff of highly trained specialty physicians and nurses, with specialties in infectious disease, orthopedics, podiatry, and plastics and vascular surgery. But the specialty care doesn’t end there: patients will also be counseled and treated by physical therapists, nutritionists, lymphedema specialists and diabetes educators.
After a thorough assessment of underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, trauma, paralysis, and circulatory problems, each patient at the Center will receive an individualized plan of care designed to meet their specific needs. The advanced, evidence-based treatments available at the Center include bioengineered tissue, vacuum-assisted closure, debridement, muscle flaps, skin grafts, hyperbaric oxygen and advanced wound dressings.