“The success of a wound clinic is that everyone is focused on the wound, on healing the wound as rapidly as possible,” said Dr. Craig Nachbauer, a vascular surgeon and medical director for the Wound Care Center.
“I treat a lot of wounds at my office, but there are a lot more options available for wound care (at the center),” he added.
Along with Nachbauer, area doctors William Pace, Julio Lemos, Deborah Lang and Bijoy Sarmaroy will serve as panel physicians for the center.
Nachbauer praised the hospital’s efforts to bring wound-care treatment to the area through the Healogics Network, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound-care services.
Healogics also has centers in Saranac Lake, Ogdensburg and Glens Falls.
Along with the hyperbaric-oxygen therapy, the center will also provide negative-pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.
The service will benefit patients with diabetes, neuropathic and ischemic ulcers, venous insufficiency, traumatic or surgical wounds, vasculitis, burns and other skin irritations.
The facility has four treatment rooms, including facilities specially designed for bariatric patients. The staff has recently completed specialized training for outpatient wound-care services.
More than 8 million people in the United States suffer from chronic wounds that have been impeded from healing by such conditions as diabetes, obesity, aging and the effects of radiation therapy.
Email Jeff Meyers:firstname.lastname@example.orgOPEN HOUSE The CVPH Wound Care Center will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, at 85 Plaza Blvd., Suite 102 in the CVPH Health Plaza near Hannaford. The open house is free and open to the public. For more information, call 314-3290.