Advanced Wound Center at Trenton
Chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation, prior radiation treatment and other conditions keep millions of people from living a health life and doing the things they love. The Advanced Wound Center at St. Francis Medical Center can help you or a loved one enjoy a better quality of life.
Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Advanced Wound Center is an outpatient treatment facility that provides comprehensive treatment for non-healing wounds. A patient whose wound does not show improvement within four weeks of treatment or requires daily dressing changes should be referred to a wound specialist for further assessment and treatments.
The Advanced Wound Center has a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals with specific training in the most advanced techniques available for the treatment of chronic wounds. Our nurses and technicians work as a team with a multi-disciplinary panel of physicians, podiatrists and supporting allied health professionals including, physical therapists, dieticians, nutritionists and social workers.
|Anil S. Deshpande M.D., Medical Director,
Advanced Wound Care Center and a patient
being treated in the hyperbaric chamber.
Indications for Wound Care:
- Diabetic wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Leg ulcers, venous insufficiency
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Arterial ulcers
- Complex soft tissue wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Infected wounds
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Mercer County's first hyperbaric oxygen treatment facility. One therapy used to heal a wound is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. St. Francis is a proud member of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) allows a patient to breathe 100% oxygen 2-3 times greater than atmospheric pressure and is administered on a daily basis. The result is an increase of 10-15 times in plasma oxygen concentration. This increase translates to arterial oxygen values between 1500 and 2000 mmHg, which produces a four-fold increase in the diffusing distance of oxygen from functioning capillaries.
By forcing more oxygen into the tissue, HBOT encourages the formation of new blood vessels. As these new blood vessels develop, the red blood cells start to flow, delivering even more oxygen to the affected area. This creates the optimal environment for the body's natural healing processes to repair damaged tissue.
What to Expect at your First Visit
During your initial visit to the Advanced Wound Center, our caring staff will evaluate your wound and general health, as well as review your medical history. You may also need special tests and blood work to determine the status of blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
View as seen inside the hyperbaric chamber
The Healing Program
A specialized treatment program, based on your individual needs, will be developed and carefully monitored throughout your time with us. This program will include regular visits to the Wound Care Center for wound care and/or hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment. We will evaluate your progress and revise your treatment plan if necessary.
Each patient plays a role in the success of their treatment at the Wound Care Center. We ask that patients do their best to keep their scheduled appointments, follow care instructions, and carefully monitor their progress in between visits. We value your feedback, and any time you or your family members have questions about your treatment program, we're happy to answer them!
Many health plans cover wound care treatment; your coverage will depend on your specific plan. Please remember to bring your insurance card and driver’s license with you at the time of your first appointment.
To Make an Appointment
The Wound Care Center is located in the hospital on the 4th floor, take the Chamber Street Elevators. Ask your doctor about receiving treatment with us, or you may schedule your own appointment by calling 1-609-599-5566.
Healing wounds faster. Making lives better.
Program Director: Diane Gentile, MSM