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
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:
- Bone infections
- Bacterial infections
- Blood vessel disease
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."
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.
Click here for directions
Make an Appointment - Patients are routinely seen within one or two days
of calling for an appointment. For more information or an appointment,