Helping Patients with Chronic Wounds Heal
|Munson Medical Center’s Advanced Wound Center provides comprehensive wound care services in one convenient location.
Providers at the Advanced Wound Center develop individualized treatment plans for patients to optimize the healing process for all wound types.
Treatments may include:
- Traditional wound care
- Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
- Dietitian services
- Lab diagnostic testing
- Specialty physician services
- Physical therapy
Common types of wounds treated:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Non-healing surgical incisions
- Vascular insufficiency
- Radiation burns
- Pressure (decubitus) ulcers
- Puncture wounds
The Advanced Wound Center in Traverse City is the only center offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments in northwest Michigan.
Chronic wounds affect some 5.7 million patients and cost the nation an estimated $20 billion each year. Patients with diabetes are especially vulnerable to these kinds of wounds. Every year, five percent of patients with diabetes develop foot ulcers, and 10 - 30 percent of those with foot ulcers eventually require amputation.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an evidence-based treatment proven to help chronic wounds heal. During daily sessions, a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while being treated in a hyperbaric chamber kept at two or three times the atmospheric pressure.
How Does it Help?
Breathing 100 percent oxygen under pressure allows more oxygen to dissolve in your body’s blood. More oxygen is then delivered by your blood to those areas that are having trouble healing because of a lack of blood in the surrounding tissues.
Who Can Benefit from HBOT ?
Anyone with a wound that is slow to heal or not healing - particularly people with diabetes - can benefit tremendously from this treatment. Also someone with a skin graft that has a questionable blood supply, or people with certain skin or bone infections would benefit.
Who Will Manage My Care?
Physician care at the Center is provided by Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Physicians of Traverse City.
Julie Johnson, DO
Marc Krakow, MD
Kevin Omilusik, MD
William Chung, MD, FAAEM
A multidisciplinary approach is often needed to manage chronic wounds. Wound healing at the Advanced Wound Center is achieved in cooperation with referring physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, and other specialists as required.
Advanced Wound Center services must be prescribed by a physician or physician assistant.
For more information, please call the Advanced Wound Center at (231) 935-5900.
5085 Anna Dr.
Ste. B & C (Lower Level)
Traverse City, MI 49684
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