Comprehensive wound care in Rowlett

When a wound will not heal, a person’s entire quality of life is disrupted. In some cases, people with wounds that won't heal may be at greater risk for infection or complications.

The caring, compassionate team of physicians, wound nurses and staff at the Baylor Scott & White Comprehensive Wound Center – Rowlett may be able to help.

Our wound care center in Rowlett, located inside Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe, provides precise diagnosis and proper treatment for the following types of wounds:

  • Diabético
  • Ischemic
  • Estasis venosa
  • Úlceras por presión
  • Enfermedad vascular
  • Post-surgical wounds
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Other wounds that resist healing

Wounds treated

No wound is too minor or too serious for the wound care specialists here in Rowlett to treat, because each needs unique care and attention.

We provide a personalized treatment plan to minimize pain and discomfort and expedite healing.

Chronic wounds are ongoing, last longer than three months or come back regularly and can be caused by:

  • Infecciones
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Fistula draining
  • Linfedema
  • Post-surgical non-healing
  • Gangrena
  • Ostomy complications
  • Anemia falciforme
  • Skin breakdown from incontinence and/or radiation treatment

Acute wounds are sudden, severe and short-term and can be caused by:

  • Abrasions, minor lacerations
  • Blunt trauma
  • Quemaduras
  • Cellulitis
  • Lesiones por aplastamiento
  • Heridas punzantes
  • Spider, insect, animal bites
  • Skin lesions
  • Surgical site infection
  • Surgical incision separation

 

Wound assessment

A comprehensive wound evaluation includes a physical examination of the wound, assessment of other factors that may affect healing, assessment of infection, nutritional status and vascular supply. We also evaluate the patient’s understanding of and ability to care for their wounds and help arrange home care.

Wound treatment options

The medical staff at the Comprehensive Wound Center in Rowlett has decades of combined experience in treating the most difficult wounds. 

They provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan that includes some of the most advanced wound care therapies available today, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This specialized approach offers treatment that may speed the healing process.

Based on the assessment, the team provides wound treatment, or combination of treatments, designed to achieve the best outcome. Several wound care treatment options and intervention techniques are available here in Rowlett, including:

  • Care of complicated wounds associated with arterial insufficiency, diabetic neuropathy, venous disease and vascular disease
  • Bioengineered skin grafting
  • Incision, drainage of abscesses
  • Desbridamiento de la herida
  • Treatment of burns, infected wounds and non-healing surgical wounds
  • Management of venous stasis ulcers

Our comprehensive approach

  • Applying advanced technologies to wound treatment
  • Communicating with the referring physician throughout the process
  • Emphasizing patient education and prevention
  • Encouraging patient and family involvement
  • Performing minor wound surgical procedures at the center
  • Staffing the center with trained wound care specialists