Wound Care Experts in Snellville
The Wound Center at Eastside Medical Center is an outpatient care center dedicated to the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. Our board certified physicians and staff are specialty-trained in wound management and hyperbaric medicine. If you have a wound that has not started to heal in a month, ask your doctor about the Wound Center.
At Eastside, our wound care specialists use a multi-disciplinary approach to work with patients and physicians to treat chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions. We have experienced physicians and surgeons that are trained to treat wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment.
Chronic wounds are commonly caused by:
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- Poor Circulation
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Post-Surgical Issues
What should I expect on my first visit?
Our staff will evaluate your wound, and review your medical history and general health. You may also need blood work and other special tests that provide information about blood and oxygen flow in the wound area.
What will my treatment involve?
When your test results are in, a treatment program will be designed based on your special needs. The program will include regular visits to the Wound Center for treatment and evaluation of your progress. You and/or your caregiver will be educated in proper techniques in dressing changes, wound protection and prevention.
If you have a wound that has not started to heal in a month may be a candidate for the Wound Center. The staff at the Center specializes in the treatment of problem wounds. Some of the indications for wound therapy are:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Venous insufficiency
- Traumatic wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
Facilitating a highly effective healing process involves the coordinated use of a variety of clinical treatments and support services to treat problem wounds.
You will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After this, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. Your treatment may include:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
- Hyperbaric oxygen