Banner – University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute

Our Banner University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute is led by a team of specially-trained physicians, nationally-certified nurses, and leading physical and respiratory therapists dedicated to treating and healing chronic and severe wounds.

There are many causes of wounds and our team offers the multidisciplinary clinical expertise necessary to meet any need or circumstance. This team-based approach ultimately offers you the advantage of expert wound care and any necessary plastic surgery combined with the greatest opportunity to improve your overall quality of life. We offer some of the most advanced techniques in modern wound care, with exceptional healing rates at our established and specialized wound centers.

The institute’s treatment centers also offer reconstructive plastic surgery, hyperbaric treatment, limb preservation and more.

How to Get an Appointment

  1. Your physician can refer you to one of our four Wound Centers or you can make your appointment by contacting them directly.
  2. Before beginning your treatment, our team of physicians and nurses will thoroughly evaluate your wound and review your health and medical history.
  3. Tests may be conducted to help determine the cause of the condition leading to your symptoms. 
  4. The Wound and Reconstruction Institute staff will work with you and your physician to help develop a treatment program based on your individualized needs. Your progress will also be documented and adjusted in order to best meet your goals.

About the Institute

The Banner – University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute is comprised of providers from multiple specialties, including: 

  • Vascular
  • Podiatry
  • Family practice
  • Internal medicine
  • Plastic/reconstructive surgery

In addition to our highly skilled professionals, the Banner – University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute includes:

  • Nationally certified support staff in the areas of wound care
  • Ostomy care
  • Wound ostomy resource team
  • Hyperbaric medicine
  • Clinical research specialists
  • Wound-trained Registered Nurses & Medical Assistants
  • Pressure ulcer performance improvement team

There are four centers within the Banner – University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute. They include:

Each center provides highly specialized, coordinated, and value-based wound care via evidence-based clinical pathways and protocols. Our team at the Banner – University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute will immediately assume care upon multiple inpatient and outpatient entry sites while helping each patient successfully navigate their care journey. 

Institute Leadership

Yadwinder Dhillon, MD – Physician Executive Director; Center Director – Hyperbarics Medicine Center

Marc Gottlieb, MD, FACS – Center Director – Wound Care Center

Glenn Silverstein, DPM, DABFAS, FACFAS, CWS – Center Director – Limb Preservation Center

Vas Sabeeh, DO, FACS – Center Director – Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Center

Patient Education

At all of our Wound Centers, our care teams provide robust patient education during each visit while also instructing each patient and their support system on preventative maintenance and care for their highly individualized needs. Patient education is specifically crafted to the patient’s needs and preferred learning style.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate in a study or trial. This means you’ll have access to new treatments, which may not yet be available to the public. We also offer cutting-edge research technology to help wounds heal faster.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

There are many members of the Banner – University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute who are faculty on resident, fellow and student rotations.

Health and Prevention

The care team members at Banner – University Medicine Wound and Reconstruction Institute have given multiple lectures each year regarding such related and diverse topics such as:

  • Diabetic foot care management and complication prevention
  • Wound ostomy management
  • Dressing application
  • Pressure ulcer prevention and management