Wound Healing Center in Richmond, Virginia

The wound care team at Chippenham Hospital's Wound Healing Center provides advanced treatment for burns, and slow-and non-healing wounds. Here, you'll work with a comprehensive team of physicians, advanced practice professionals, nurses, and therapists. This will be your wound care team, and they will collaborate with experts from other medical specialties and together, they will develop a comprehensive plan of care to heal your wound.

For more information about Chippenham Hospital's wound care services, please call our Wound Healing Center at (804) 483-4045.

Types of wounds we treat

Our burn and wound doctors treat a wide range of chronic, recurrent, non-healing and acute wounds, including:

SKIN & SOFT TISSUE DISORDERS

  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Fournier’s Gangrene
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Disease
  • Skin Sloughing Disorders
  • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)

WOUNDS

  • Abscesses
  • Crush Injuries
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lacerations
  • Medication Reactions
  • Mohs Reconstruction
  • Slow or non-healing Surgical Wounds
  • Peripheral Vascular Wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Venous Stasis Wounds

Burn treatment

As a Level I Trauma Center and provisional Level I burn center, we are equipped and staffed 24/7 to treat patients with the most severe burn injuries, which are considered traumatic wounds. Here, advanced burn care is provided by a multidisciplinary team, including burn surgeons, physical therapists, occupational therapists, plastic surgeons and other medical professionals.

Where to go for Burn Injuries

Always go directly to the emergency room (ER) if you require immediate care for a burn. However, if the burn you sustain doesn't require urgent treatment, we offer outpatient burn treatment, scar management, compression therapy and functional assessments. Please call (804) 483-4045 for an appointment.

Diabetic Limb Salvage Program

Patients with diabetes may develop diabetic foot ulcers due to vascular complications in the lower extremities. To preserve the affected limb, our wound care staff work closely with other medical professionals to provide a diabetic limb salvage program. Our goal is to promote overall health and optimize lower extremity function.

For more information about our diabetic limb salvage program, please call our wound nurse navigator at (804) 483-4043.

Hyperbaric medicine

Our hospital offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), an advanced treatment option available to help heal your wounds. This is typically performed as an outpatient treatment and involves breathing pure oxygen in a sealed, pressurized environment (hyperbaric chamber). This helps push oxygen into your blood plasma.

HBOT is also used for post-radiation care in the breast, head and neck, as well as for compromised skin flaps. It is also often used as a treatment for injuries or complications related to scuba diving.

Wound care at HCA Virginia

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.

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