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
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) 321-4136.
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.
Information/Schedule appointment: (480) 321-4642.