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

  • Up-to-date and proven clinical practices​
  • A multidisci​plinary team trained in wound care
  • Continued care after the initial visit, including a post-visit referral process
  • Patient education
  • Care combined with referring providers and specialists, home health, rehabilitation, long-term acute care and nursing homes

Conditions treated

  • Heridas arteriales - causadas por arterias estrechadas que disminuyen el flujo sanguíneo a la herida
  • Heridas venosas - causadas por venas anormales que conducen a inflamación e hinchazón
  • Heridas de las extremidades inferiores de los diabéticos - causadas por sensación disminuida que conduce a lesiones repetidas
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • New or non-healing surgical wounds
  • Heridas traumáticas - relacionadas con lesiones
  • Las úlceras por presión (también conocidas como "llagas en la cama") - causadas por la presión no aliviada sobre las prominencias óseas
  • Quemaduras menores
  • Heridas atípicas - debido a diversas condiciones médicas, tales como: vasculitis, pioderma gangrenoso y necrosis de warfarina
  • Radiation wounds
  • Abdominal stomas
  • Heridas no cicatrizantes de cualquier tipo

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.


Treatment and diagnostic options for wound care

  • Advanced/antimicrobial wound dressings
  • Diabetes counseling
  • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
  • Total contact casting for some diabetic foot ulcers
  • Terapia de compresión
  • Doppler evaluation
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (Wound VAC)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Wound care and debridement
  • Aplicación de sustitutos cutáneos
  • Enterostomal therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therap​​y

When to seek wound care

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.

  • Do you currently have an open wound or sore on any part of the body?
  • Have you had an open wound or sore for more than four weeks?
  • Is the wound, or area around the wound discolored, producing odor, or excessive drainage?
  • Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease?
  • Have you ever considered yourself “slow to heal”?

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

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