Wound Care Center

89 Plaza Boulevard
Suite 102
Plattsburgh,  NY  12901

Hours of Operation
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:00pm


Parking: To avoid construction delays at the Health Plaza, please use the south entrance on Plaza Boulevard and enter the building through the Ambulatory Surgery Center. There will be wayfinding signs and volunteers to assist you to the Wound Care Center. Click here for more info on the construction project.

Our Wound Care Center offers chronic wound care management and a successful track record with an average rate of healing of just 36 days. We utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to wound healing and provide complete treatment services to those suffering from chronic or non-healing wounds.          

Non-healing wounds can lead to lower quality of life and, potentially, to amputations. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem and requires a specialized approach.
 

Conditions Leading to Chronic Wound Issues
Our Team of Wound Care Experts
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Your First Appointment
After Your First Visit


Conditions Leading to Chronic Wound Issues

A patient suffering from a wound that has not started to heal within two weeks or is not completely healed within six weeks may benefit from treatment at our Wound Care Center. Some conditions and indications for wound therapy may include:

Diabetic Ulcers Traumatic Wounds
Neuropathic Ulcers Surgical Wounds
Pressure Ulcers Vasculitis
Ischemic Ulcers Other Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds
Venous Insufficiency  

 

Our Team of Wound Care Experts

Designed to complement your physicians' services, our Wound Care Center is made up of a team of experts, including:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
  • A personalized wound treatment program
     

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) helps the body’s wound healing mechanisms function more efficiently. Oxygen plays a large role in the body’s healing functions. While enclosed in a comfortable chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure, you breathe pure oxygen which saturates your blood plasma. This allows the blood to carry 15-20 times more healing oxygen to the body’s tissues, leading to faster, more efficient healing.
 

What to Expect from Your First Appointment

You may self-refer or be referred by your primary care physician  The program operates by appointment.

Your initial visit consists of a full assessment to determine the etiology of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, your overall health status and ability to comply with needed therapies.

Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address your specific needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:

  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Radiology (including MRI)
  • Vascular studies
  • Ultrasound

Note: You should refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products during the entire course of therapy. Tobacco use will prolong or even prevent healing of a wound site due to its effect on the blood vessels in your body.
 

Following Your First Visit

Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Wound Care Center on a regular basis for treatment and documentation of the progress of your healing. You'll also be fully instructed on how to do your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further injury

It's very important to remember that you are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.