Comprehensive Wound Care

The comprehensive Wound Care Center at Yale New Haven Hospital provides advanced care to those with minor, complex or chronic wounds. Our team is committed to giving each patient an individual care plan with the goal of helping them return to their lifestyle.

They work with referring physicians and specialists to create treatment plans specific to patients’ wound care needs so they can heal quickly.

Our team of wound care experts include:

  • Physicians* and Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Surgeons
  • Wound nurses
  • Wound ostomy nurses

* Physicians are board-certified in surgery, critical care, and podiatry with specializations in complex wounds and burns.

Types of wounds we treat

The team treats both old and new wounds, caring for those who have difficulty healing due to diabetes, poor circulation, vein disease, trauma, surgical incisions, infections, medications, radiation therapy and immobility. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Amputation stump wounds
  • Animal and insect bites
  • Burn and skin graft follow-up care
  • Burn scar therapy
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Foot, heel and ankle wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Lower leg swelling
  • Lymphedema related ulcers
  • Minor burns
  • Ostomies
  • Pressure sores
  • Radiation damaged skin, soft tissue or bone
  • Skin tears and hematomas (blood blisters)
  • Surgical wounds and incisions, which are slow to heal
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Vascular leg and foot wounds
  • Venous stasis ulcers

Services

  • Assessment
  • Burn scar treatment
  • Cleansing
  • Dressings and topical treatments
  • Wound care counseling
  • Care coordination with infectious disease specialists
  • Layered compression wraps
  • Topical therapies
  • Total contact casting

We work closely with our Yale New Haven Health partners in order to provide patients with the highest quality care. At Bridgeport Hospital (and Milford campus), Greenwich Hospital and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is available to help the healing process of certain types of wounds.

Advanced Therapies

  • Antibacterial wound therapies
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes and human skin equivalent grafting
  • Debridement (removal of damaged tissue)
  • Limb Preservation
  • Negative pressure wound therapy

Multidisciplinary Care

Our team’s approach to wound care uses a variety of specialists and treatments to help every patient heal as quickly and completely as possible. We work with specialists in diabetes, dermatology, infectious disease, vascular disease, and more to provide patients with the most advanced healing plan. We also offer support services including:

  • Custom footwear
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Non-invasive vascular studies
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Working with patients, the team ensures they understand and follow their treatment regimen to help their wound heal properly.