Cayuga Medical Expanded Wound Healing Center Taking on New Patients
Representatives with the Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca are showcasing an expanded wound healing center, the new facility has more exam rooms, a new location at the hospital and an additional hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Matthew Rouff, Director of the facility says the Wound Healing Center offers specialized treatment for chronic wounds. Rouff says treatments are based on proven techniques and each patients care plan is tailored to their specific injury and needs.
The wound center originally opened in September 2011. Rouff says studies have shown there is a demand in the region for the type of service.
Patients may contact the wound center on their own, but most are referred by their physicians.
Rouff says there are a variety of special treatments offered at the Wound Center designed to promote healing, the facility has a 30 day turnaround time, Right now many patients are successfully healing lingering wounds within 28 days.
Typical treatments include special casts that allow a patient to stand and walk without placing pressure a foot wound, or skin grafts that promotes the production of healing cells. The facility features multiple hyperbaric chambers where patients are saturated with pure oxygen.
Rouff says the customized treatment plans look at the patients total health, in many cases a nutritionist may be brought in to look at the patients diet and help make changes that support the healing process,
Rouff says the facility is available to residents in Cortland and Tompkins County.