Wound Care Center of Long Island
The Wound Care Center at Heart & Health Medical of Massapequa is a new state of the art facility dedicated to the care of non-healing wounds, wounds that have not healed or started to heal properly in 30-days. Heart & Health utilizes advanced healing techniques including; Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Negative pressure wound therapy, Biologic dressings, Bioengineered tissues, Active topicals, and Total contact casting. The goals of the treatments are healing the wound, infection prevention or treatment, preventing limb loss, helping the patient maintain mobility, and diagnose underlying issues.
- Poor circulation
- Nerve damage
- Immune system malfunction
- Nutrition deficiency
- Excess alcohol use
- Tobacco Use
- Pain that increasing
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
- Growth factors
- Bioengineered tissues
- Negative pressure wound therapy (Wound V.A.C.)
- Biologic dressings
- Active topicals
- Total contact casting
- Pressure sores
- Surgical wounds
- Radiation sores
Wound Care Center Treatment Options
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a therapy used to increase the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream and the body’s ability to deliver it to cells. Hyperbaric therapy is performed in a chamber pressurized to three times that of normal sea level and filled with pure oxygen. The high pressure enables the blood to more efficiently deliver the excess oxygen to cells throughout the body to promote healing through increased stimulation of growth factor and stem cells. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy effectively treats infections, non-healing wounds, some blood vessel conditions, and decompression sickness.
Debridement is the removal of skin tissue that is dead or has an infection; the process is used in care for non-healing wounds to assist in recovery. Debridement helps to minimize scarring, reduce some complications of infections, and to stimulate the growth of healthy tissue.
Ultrasound as a treatment for wound care is an effective technique that uses low-frequency therapeutic ultrasound for wound debridement, reduced bacterial count, and inflammation. The other benefit of low-frequency ultrasound on wound healing is the stimulation of collagen and growth factor.
Negative Pressure Therapy (VAC)
Negative pressure wound therapy is a technique used to stimulate the healing of wounds. The therapy is performed with a negative pressure device (vacuum, pump), which removes excess fluid and decreases inflammation, allowing healthy tissue and blood vessels to grow while lowering the chance of infection.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wound Care
- Review of your medical history
- Examine and measure your wound
- Check the blood flow in the area around the wound
- Blood Tests
- Determine why it’s not healing
- Create a treatment plan
The most common causes of a non-healing wound are an underlying chronic disease, poor circulation, poor nutrition, nerve damage, alcoholism, and drug use.
If a wound has not started the healing process within 14 days, the physician determines if the wound needs specialized care through examination, patient health history, and diagnostic testing.
The most important choice to make when dealing with a non-healing wound is to find a specialized care center for immediate treatment of the wound and to diagnose what is causing the issue and start a long term treatment plan for the underlying issue.
You can follow the link at the top of the page to schedule online or you can call the office directly at 516-804-2100
No, you do not have to change your primary care doctor. The Wound Care Center works with all primary care physicians and specialists and will work together with your doctor on your treatment plan.
Health insurance coverage varies by provider, but many common health care plans cover wound care treatment. Please call our wound care center to determine if you are covered.