Burn specialists in Richmond, Virginia
Severe burns, such as second-degree burns, require specialized care to ensure proper healing and minimal scarring. To provide this level of expert care, Chippenham Hospital's burn doctors work with specialists from various medical disciplines, such as plastic surgery and physical therapy. Working together, they deliver a comprehensive burn treatment plan to promote healing.
For more information about our burn care services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627 (DOCS).
Our burn care treatment center
Severe burns are considered traumatic wounds. That is why our burn care services are provided through our wound care program and supported by our Level I Trauma Center. This means we are equipped to provide advanced care and do everything in our capacity to return you to the highest possible level of independence and function.
Types of burns we treat
Our burn doctors treat significant burn injuries of all types, including:
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
- Friction burns
- Radiation burns
Burn treatments and services
Our burn care center offers a wide range of advanced treatments.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric medicine, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing pure oxygen within a sealed, pressurized environment. We use this treatment within our wound care program to heal a variety of wounds, including severe burns.
HBOT helps heal burns by increasing the oxygen saturation in your blood. When this oxygen-saturated blood reaches the burned area of your body, it promotes new, healthy tissue growth.
Skin graft surgery
Skin grafting for burns involves a surgeon covering burns with healthy skin extracted from another area of your body or from another person. This type of treatment also helps minimize scarring.
Other burn treatments
Depending on your condition, you may also receive one or more of the following treatments and services:
- Custom garment application
- Laser treatment
- Nutrition services
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Reconstructive surgery
- Speech-language pathology
- Tissue expanders
- Tissue transfers or flaps
Our burn treatment team
We provide a multidisciplinary burn treatment team to ensure you receive comprehensive care. Our burn care team includes:
- Burn and trauma surgeons
- Burn care nurses
- Case managers
- Physical therapists
- Plastic surgeons
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers