The wound care services at North Shore-LIJ Health System hospitals recognize that it’s important to treat not just the wound, but the whole patient. Treating hard-to-heal wounds is our only purpose. This focus allows us to devote the time, thought and skill to each patient’s case that can result in improved healing. We have the experience needed to evaluate wounds and determine the most effective method of treatment at each center.
At our wound care locations, we treat acute and chronic wounds at all body sites — including the lower extremities, abdominal and sacral areas — caused by diabetes, vascular disease, surgery, radiation, trauma, burns and pressure.
As experts in wound care, our staff has advanced, ongoing training which includes the latest wound care technologies and medications. Our goal is not only to heal wounds but also to preserve limbs and prevent wound recurrence.
Our experienced wound care nursing staff coordinates care between specialties, refers patients to home care services, monitors progress towards healing and evaluates nutritional status, including diabetes management and prevention strategies.
North Shore-LIJ Health System’s wound care services take a multidisciplinary approach to wound healing with comprehensive, outpatient wound care services. Our locations are staffed with:
- Vascular surgeons
- General surgeons
- Plastic surgeons
- Podiatric surgeons
- Certified wound care nurse practitioners
- Certified wound ostomy continence nurses
- Weight management consultants
- Physical therapists
- Certified diabetes educator
- Infectious disease specialists
- Hyperbaric technicians
- Certified hyperbaric medicine physicians
- Home care specialists
We offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, during which the patient breathes 100% oxygen at pressures greater than normal atmospheric (sea-level) pressure. This mode of therapy can enhance the healing process of certain conditions, including:
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Vascular thrombosis
- Crush injury/Compartment Syndrome
- Radiation ulcers
- Diabetic/neuropathic foot ulcers
- Compromised skin grafts and skin flaps
- Acute carbon monoxide poisoning