An estimated five million Americans suffer from chronic wounds while millions of others face daily challenges related to ostomy, continence and lymphedema issues.
At Banner Baywood Medical Center, the health professionals in our Wound Center work in unison with patients to devise individualized treatment plans to help them heal and overcome wound-related limitations. Ninety percent of our medical staff is Wound Management Certified.
Chronic wounds that become seriously infected and gangrenous can be life-threatening. Often, these wounds linger due to limited blood flow resulting from surgery and /or an underlying disease that may slow the body’s own healing process.
The newly remodeled Outpatient Wound Center at Banner Baywood Medical Center is a proven resource for patients whose wounds have not healed with standard treatment.
While there are many reasons for which comprehensive wound care may be needed, some of the most common reasons patients turn to the Wound Center at Banner Baywood include:
- Diabetic ulcer
- Infected wounds
- Ischemic wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Radiation skin injuries
- Soft tissue and bone infections
- Surgical wounds
- Traumatic injuries
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Wounds caused by auto-immune disorders
- Wounds that have not healed within 30 days
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Banner Baywood offers hyperbaric oxygen treatments for patients with difficult- to-heal wounds. This specialized treatment uses a large pressurized chamber to deliver 100 percent pure oxygen through the blood to all parts of the body, including areas with little blood flow due to illness or injury.
An ostomy is a life-changing surgery in which an opening is created in the abdominal wall to allow for the removal of waste from the body. The certified ostomy and continence providers in the Wound Center have the experience and expertise to help patients adjust to and care for their ostomy with confidence.
In addition to general ostomy management and education, we provide services for:
- Continent diversion management/education
- Fistula management
- Percutaneous tube stabilization/management
- Peri-stomal skin problems
- Problem appliance fitting and management
- Pre-operative stoma site marking for colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy
Lymphedema is characterized by swelling in the soft body tissues that may occur when there is an interruption in the normal flow of protein-rich lymphatic fluid in the body. This collection of fluid, usually in the arms or legs, may result from surgery, radiation, infections or trauma, as well as congenital deformities of the lymphatic system. The proteins in lymphatic fluid act as a magnet for swelling and serves as a food source for infection, therefore making it difficult to treat.
Banner Baywood’s lymphedema nurses have been trained by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy to perform manual lymph drainage. This specialized treatment re-routes the flow of lymphatic fluid around blocked areas into healthy lymph vessels for proper drainage. Lymphedema care at Banner Baywood also may entail the use of multi-layer bandages, exercise and skin care.
Speak with your physician about a referral to the Wound Center at Banner Baywood Medical Center. Physician orders for evaluation and treatment, as well as patient and insurance information, should be faxed to 480 321 4645.
The Wound Center is located on the second floor of Banner Baywood’s Outpatient Services building. Complimentary shuttle service is available for Wound Center patients and visitors.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 480 321 4753.