For individuals living with a wound that won’t heal, everyday activities can be a battle. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Wound Clinic, through the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, offers comprehensive outpatient wound care, in-depth patient education, and a customized care plan for each individual.
We offer leading-edge treatments such as debridement, biologic skin substitutes, compression dressings for peripheral edemas, and advanced dressings. We utilize the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing, and we remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.
Type of Wounds We Treat
At Lahey’s Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we treat all types of wounds including:
- Diabetic ulcers or wounds to the lower extremities
- Venous or pressure ulcers (bed sores)
- Surgical wounds
- Radiation tissue damage
- Wounds due to poor blood flow or other underlying medical conditions
- Skin grafts and flaps
- Osteomyelitis or bone infection
- Wound care is a much needed service in our community, and we strive to provide the very best care for all of our patients.
About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a treatment in which you breathe 100 percent oxygen inside a comfortable, see-through pressurized chamber. Blood oxygen saturation is increased to 15 to 20 times its normal level, dramatically improving your body’s healing capabilities and greatly improving outcomes of certain types of non-healing wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has proven effective in fighting infection and building new blood vessels and healthy tissue. Depending on your diagnosis, this therapy accelerates healing by stimulating oxygen-dependent, wound-healing mechanisms to function more efficiently.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is available at two Lahey-affiliated locations:
Beverly Hospital’s Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
500 Cummings Center,Suite 1800
Winchester Hospital’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center
75 Riverside Avenue, Suite 4