Wound Care Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, exceptional,
comprehensive care to our patients with acute (new or recent) or chronic (longstanding) wounds. Patients are provided with
individualized care, starting from initial
assessment and a focused treatment plan to ongoing treatment and consultations
on care management.
Types of Wounds Treated:
- those caused by trauma, from falls or
- post-operative wounds
- pressure ulcers (elbows, hips, buttocks,
- leg (arterial or venous) and foot
- post-radiation wounds
initial treatment plan is developed at the patient’s first visit. The plan is
modified if needed at each subsequent visit depending upon the healing level of
the wound or the need of the patient. A variety of treatment modalities is
utilized, including debridement (removal of non-healing tissue), topical
products such as gels or foams and management of wound infections.
that a wound can have a significant impact on the quality of life of both the
patient and the patient’s family, we strive to simplify home care of the wound
as much as possible. We will work with family members to teach them to do
dressings changes if the patient is unable. A visiting nurse from an outside
agency can also be arranged for eligible patients, to provide home care in
between visits to the Wound Care Center. We may be able to have wound care
supplies delivered directly to the patient’s home, depending upon the patient’s
insurance coverage. In addition, referrals may be made to a home equipment
company for an evaluation of those patients
who need a special mattress or seat cushion.
Multidisciplinary Wound Treatment:
WESTMED offers comprehensive patient care in the form of multispecialty
providers, we are in an excellent position to draw upon that expertise to
provide the best possible wound healing. For example, we work closely with our
primary care physicians, especially for those patients who have co-morbidities
(diabetes, chronic inflammatory conditions, neuropathy, obesity etc.) that may
impact wound healing. We have specialists to manage infection and pain control
and behavioral therapists to work with patients who have anxiety and depression
because of their wounds. Patients can be referred to our vascular or plastic
surgeons for possible surgical interventions to aid wound healing.
How to Make an Appointment:
can be made by calling (914) 848-8880.