For people with a wound that won’t heal, everyday activities can be a challenge. Whether it’s going for a walk or doing weekly grocery shopping, a non-healing wound can be more than an annoyance. It can mean restricted activities and another day of pain or discomfort.
The BMH Center for Wound Healing provides specialized treatment for non-healing, chronic wounds or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments.
Wounds associated with poor circulation, immobility or other chronic illnesses may lead to a lower quality of life. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing.
The BMH Center for Wound Healing can help! We offer state-of-the-art treatments such as debridement, biologic skin substitutes, advanced dressings and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a wound care treatment that has proven effective in fighting infection and building new blood vessels and healthy tissue. This therapy is provided within a pressurized chamber where the patient breathes pure oxygen, thereby improving the body’s healing capabilities by significantly increasing the amount of oxygen carried in the blood.
About Our Staff
Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to wound healing may be the solution you need. Our staff of physicians and nurses works with you to achieve wound healing.
The BMH Center for Wound Healing’s professional staff includes:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Nursing staff trained in the care of non-healing wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records and health insurance processing
- A personalized wound treatment program
Types of Wounds We Treat
The Center for Wound Healing at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital treats all types of wounds. Non-healing wounds may include:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wound
- Wound related to radiation therapy
- Wounds due to poor blood flow or other underlying medical conditions
Typically, patients who seek treatment experience wound healing problems for a month or more. We also treat wounds of shorter duration, such as those occurring as a result of surgery, burns or traumatic injuries.
If you have special questions about services offered at the Center for Wound Healing, please call us at 802-275-3674.
Because every patient’s wound is unique, you will have a thorough diagnostic exam to identify the type of wound you have and its underlying causes. A program specifically tailored to your needs will be started based on the most effective approach, which may include:
- Vascular evaluation
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Laboratory evaluation
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
Our staff will set up regular appointments for your visits to the Center for Wound Healing and give you all of the information you need to take care of your wound at home between visits. Keeping your appointments and following wound care instructions are essential to healing your wound, so let us know whenever you have questions about your treatment plan.
Many health plans cover wound care treatment. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit our clinic.
Please Call For An Appointment
Making an appointment is the first step to getting better. Ask your doctor to contact us, or feel free to call yourself. Our number is 802-275-3674.