Management of diabetic foot and limb preservation
The Diabetic Foot & Limb Preservation Center is a foot and ankle wound care program through Outpatient Services at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital — Plano. This specialized hospital department treats foot and ankle non-healing wounds with an emphasis on the diabetic foot ulcer. The multidisciplinary team is led by our regional medical director who is board-certified as a podiatric surgeon and wound care physician. The Diabetic Foot & Limb Preservation Center in Plano provides both medical and surgical wound healing interventions.
The Center is dedicated to the functional preservation of the lower extremity. Its mission is to prevent major amputations through rapid wound healing following evidence-based medicine and proven research. Quality patient outcomes, through measurable healing rates, are significantly better than the national average, especially for diabetic foot ulcers.
The scope of our Plano Diabetic Foot & Limb Preservation Center goes far beyond chronic wound care. A comprehensive approach is used to prevent wound development through surveillance, education, and dietitian services. This ultimately improves quality of life, increases longevity, and keeps patients active.
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Call 469.814.3816 or complete our online inquiry form below for more information about wound care in Plano. Physician referrals are required. Referrals can be sent directly through Epic or can be faxed to 469.814.3490.
Our diabetic wound care services
Patients with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop coronary artery disease, which puts patients at risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD)—one of the major causes of diabetic foot problems. The other major cause for diabetic foot problems is diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Our Plano diabetic wound care team uses advanced diagnostics, surgical and wound care techniques to heal difficult-to-heal wounds. Treatment is tailored to the individual patient and to each specific wound with the goal of healing it as quickly as possible. Diabetic wound care services we provide in Plano include:
- Foot and ankle chronic wound care
- On-site lab and imaging services, including:
- Full laboratory services
- Ankle-brachial indices (ABI)
- Arterial and venous duplex ultrasound
- CT scan, including CT angiography
- MRI* (available through main hospital)
- Diabetic foot examinations
Diabetic Foot and Limb Preservation Center inquiry form
Please provide contact information so that we may respond to your inquiry about the Diabetic Foot and Limb Preservation Center in Plano.
One of our nurse navigators will contact you within 24-48 business hours.
Please print and fill out this form to bring to your appointment.
Please note: Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano cannot address a medical emergency through this form. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
David Bastawros, DPM
Regional Medical Director
Dr. Bastawros is a board-certified Podiatric Surgeon and Certified Wound Care Specialist - Physician®. He is the Regional Medical Director for Limb Preservation and Wound Care at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospitals – Plano, Denton, McKinney and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano.
The articles below are authored by David Bastawros, DPM.