Wound Care

When to See a Wound Care Specialist

Chronic wounds cause complex medical problems, including pain, loss of function and compromised quality of life. If you have a non-healing wound, the Garden City Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Services at the Specialty Centers of Westland has the expertise and technology needed for a cure.

You may need to seek treatment if your wound:

  • Has not healed after four to six weeks,
  • Has become worse after four to six weeks, or
  • Has resisted healing for months or years.

These types of wounds include:

  • Surgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin tears, grafts or flaps
  • Radiation damage
  • Lower leg/foot wounds
  • Ostomies

Non-healing WoundsNon-healing wounds are often associated with other underlying medical conditions. The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Services is experienced and successful at treating wounds complicated by:

  • Diabetes
  • Bone infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Blood vessel disease
  • Malnutrition

A physician prescription is not necessary to receive treatment. Our staff will act as a representative with your insurance company if your insurance company requires a referral.

Additional Services and Treatments

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Services offers a complete spectrum of wound healing treatment options, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which uses oxygen and pressure to heal wounds. Your medical team will assess your wound and discuss with you the most appropriate options. These may include:

  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Bio-Engineered skin substitutes
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Growth factor therapy
  • Negative pressure therapy
  • Mist therapy using painless ultrasound

Personalized Specialty Care Team

Our team of board-certified physicians, certified wound ostomy nurses and certified hyperbaric technologists works closely with patients and their physicians to develop a custom treatment plan. Your plan of care will include regular visits for therapy and progress assessments throughout the course of treatment.

Our Board Certified Wound Care Specialist, Salah Alenzi, MD, CWSP, FAAFP, MBCHB states "A certified wound specialist physician is trained in the care and treatment of all types of wounds, acute and chronic. Wounds occur from acute injury, surgical wounds, vascular ulcers, diabetic wounds and pressure sores. It is estimated that about 5 million Americans suffer from wounds that will not heal, which causes a disruption to their everyday lives. A wound specialist can have a significant impact on a patient's quality of life.

Garden City Hospital has a multidisciplinary team that combines expertise and diverse clinical knowledge to cover a wide range of modalities to improve the patient's wound healing and improving their quality of life. A patient with a wound that has not healed after one month of conventional therapy should be referred to a wound care specialist for further evaluation and treatment. A wound specialist may add new therapies such as the hyperbaric oxygen chamber to improve the healing process. Hyperbaric treatments provide 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber to aid healing.

A key role of a wound specialist lies in patient and family education. Wounds heal differently for everyone and improvements are not seen overnight. Our team demonstrates patience and compassion to our patients as we navigate the often long road to recovery."

Our Location

The Garden City Hospital Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Services is located at the Specialty Centers of Westland, 35600 Central City Parkway across from Westland Mall.
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Make an Appointment - Patients are routinely seen within one or two days of calling for an appointment. For more information or an appointment, call 734-762-9935 or contact Jay Winters at jwinters@primehealthcare.com