Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient wound care

Baylor Scott & White Health Comprehensive Wound Centers and Vascular and Diabetic Foot Center provide a variety of outpatient services, and select centers also provide inpatient care. Research has shown that in addition to promoting wound healing, comprehensive wound care programs can reduce the risk of infection or other complications.

The multidisciplinary teams at Baylor Scott & White Health are made up of physicians on the medical staff, nurses and hyperbaric technologists who specialize in wound treatment, hyperbarics and/or enterostomal therapy. These teams work closely with you to develop a custom wound care treatment plan, which includes:

  • Up to date and proven clinical practices
  • A multidisciplinary team trained in wound care
  • Atención continuada después de la visita inicial, incluido un proceso de derivación posterior a la visita
  • Educación del paciente
  • Atención combinada con proveedores y especialistas que derivan, atención domiciliaria, rehabilitación, cuidados intensivos a largo plazo y hogares de ancianos

Wounds treated

  • Arterial wounds—caused by narrowed arteries that decrease blood flow to the wound
  • Venous wounds—caused by abnormal veins leading to inflammation and swelling
  • Diabetic lower extremity wounds—caused by decreased sensation leading to repeated injury
  • Úlceras diabéticas
  • Heridas quirúrgicas nuevas o no curativas
  • Traumatic wounds—related to injuries
  • Pressure ulcers (also known as "bed sores")—caused by unrelieved pressure over bony prominences
  • Quemaduras menores
  • Atypical wounds—due to various medical conditions, such as: vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum and Warfarin necrosis
  • Heridas por radiación
  • Estomas abdominales
  • Heridas no cicatrizantes de cualquier tipo

Wound treatment and diagnostic options

  • Advanced/antimicrobial wound dressings
  • Asesoramiento sobre diabetes
  • Monitoreo de oxígeno transcutáneo
  • Lanzamiento de contacto total para algunas úlceras del pie diabético
  • Terapia de compresión
  • Evaluación Doppler
  • Terapia de herida a presión negativa (aspiración de herida)
  • Asesoramiento nutricional
  • Cuidado de heridas y desbridamiento
  • Aplicación de sustitutos cutáneos
  • Terapia enterostomal
  • Oxigenoterapia hiperbárica

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for difficult-to-heal wounds

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is available at eight locations in North and Central Texas. Both monoplace and a multiplace chamber are available within the Baylor Scott & White network of facilities to treat wounds that are hard to heal.

Learn more about HBOT

Cuándo buscar cuidado de heridas

Many underlying conditions can prevent proper healing of a wound and may actually contribute to aggressive, painful wounds and sores on the body. Here are five questions you should ask yourself if you think you may need help from a wound care center.

  • ¿Actualmente tiene una herida abierta o dolor en cualquier parte del cuerpo?
  • ¿Ha tenido una herida o llaga abierta por más de cuatro semanas?
  • ¿La herida o el área alrededor de la herida está descolorida, produce olor o drenaje excesivo?
  • ¿Le han diagnosticado diabetes o enfermedad vascular periférica?
  • ¿Alguna vez te has considerado "lento para sanar"?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, contact us for a referral to a wound care specialist.

Call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627) for a referral