Wound Center

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

at Albany Memorial Hospital

 

At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from problem wounds. There are many different types of wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and others related to vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores, traumatic wounds, and non-healing surgical sites. These hard-to-heal wounds need advanced care.

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Albany Memorial Hospital offers advanced therapies to provide specialized, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of a wide range of wounds. We use the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing, including individualized hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat:

  • Chronic wounds
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Wounds from traumatic injury
  • Wounds from vascular disorders
  • Venous arterial insufficiency

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Albany Memorial Hospital offers individualized Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as part of your care. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment where a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while in a pressurized chamber. Large doses of oxygen are dissolved into blood or body tissues at these pressures. This increased oxygen promotes wound healing by:

  • Stimulating small blood vessel growth
  • Promoting new skin growth
  • Helping to fight infection
  • Speeding up the healing process

 

Several conditions benefit from HBOT including:

  • Diabetics with a wound that is slow to heal, or is not healing
  • A person with damaged tissue from radiation therapy
  • Someone with a skin graft that has a questionable blood supply
  • Certain infections of the bone and/or skin
  • Traumatic injuries and post-surgical wounds that are failing to heal

 

If you feel you would benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Albany Memorial Hospital, talk to your doctor.

Individualized Care

The physicians and wound care specialists at The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Albany Memorial Hospital have the most extensive wound treatment experience in the Capital Region. The Center for Wound Care team is comprised of many specialties including, podiatry, vascular surgery, internal medicine, general surgery, and infectious disease to provide the most comprehensive approach to wound care available. Our wound care specialists have over 40 years of combined experience treating difficult wounds, and our healing outcomes are better than the national average.

We will work as a team with you and your doctor to determine the most appropriate and effective advanced treatment options to meet your needs.

The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany NY, 12204
Hours:  Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call 518-471-3705.

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