Wound care specialists in Virginia
HCA Virginia's wound care doctors provide advanced treatments to successfully treat wounds that haven't healed with standard care. Our specialists and researchers work with you and your referring doctor to evaluate your condition and develop an individualized treatment plan. They also collaborate with other specialized physicians, such as vascular surgeons, when necessary, to promote proper, complete wound healing.
For more information about our advanced wound care treatments or for help finding a specialist, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse® line.
Types of wounds we treat
Our wound care specialists treat a wide range of acute and chronic, slow-healing wounds stemming from:
- Bone and tissue infections
- Crush injuries
- Diabetes or other metabolic disorders
- Gas gangrene
- Pressure ulcers
- Radiation injuries
- Surgical wounds
- Vascular disease (venous or arterial)
Our wound care services and treatments
Our wound clinics offer the full spectrum of wound treatments and services to help you heal, such as:
- Assessment and documentation of wounds
- Assistance with ordering garments
- Cleansing of the wound and surrounding tissue
- Compression application
- Debridement (removal) of dead tissue in and around the wound
- Multilayer dressings
- Selection and application of wound dressing
For patients who have sustained severe burns, we provide a burn care program at Chippenham Hospital equipped and staffed 24/7 to treat patients with the most severe burn injuries. Advanced burn care is provided by a multidisciplinary team, including burn surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, plastic surgeons and other medical professionals.
Please note that if you have sustained a burn and require immediate medical attention, you should go directly to an emergency room (ER).
Diabetic foot ulcer treatment
It is common for people with diabetes to develop foot ulcers as a result of vascular complications caused by diabetes. To help these patients heal, we offer diabetic foot wound care as part of our diabetes program. Our specialists provide ulcer assessment, treatment and education to help you heal and prevent future foot ulcers.
Additionally, Chippenham Hospital offers a limb salvage program for diabetic patients who are at risk of losing a limb.
Hyperbaric oxygen chambers
Our hospitals were the first in central Virginia to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)—an advanced treatment for wound healing. Typically an outpatient treatment, HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a sealed, pressurized environment to help push oxygen into your blood plasma. This stimulates blood vessel growth in damaged tissues and is effective in fighting some types of infection.
Wound care physical therapy
Depending on the type of wound you have, our physical therapists may collaborate with your wound care doctor for your treatment. Physical therapists provide a range of wound services, including wound cleaning, debridement and application of dressings. They can also provide physical therapy treatments to promote wound healing.
Our multidisciplinary wound care teams
At HCA Virginia, our multidisciplinary teams work together to ensure our patients receive comprehensive wound treatment. Here, you benefit from the combined expertise of:
- Diabetic counselors
- Home health providers
- Infectious disease specialists
- Physical therapists
- Plastic surgeons
- Social workers
- Vascular surgeons
- Wound care doctors