Wound and Ostomy Center
Nearly 6.5 million Americans have non-healing wounds because of diabetes, pressure ulcers, circulatory problems, or other injuries. Unlike normal wounds that your body can heal, chronic or traumatic wounds may show no signs of healing over a period of several weeks. If you have a wound that is not healing, the Wound, Ostomy Clinic can help you. Our experts offer a comprehensive program to help patients who suffer with non-healing wounds.
Before any treatment begins, you will have a thorough evaluation of your wound and overall medical history by our team. Your treatment program will be developed based on your unique needs and may involve regular visits to the Wound Care Center.
We utilize the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with traditional practices to treat your specific condition which include:
- Wound dressing and wraps
- Debridement of necrotic tissue
- Compression therapy
- Edema management
- Non-invasive vascular assessment
- Evaluation of seating and bed surfaces
- Evaluation of off-loading devices
- Advanced wound care treatments
Some of the chronic wounds treated at the Wound Clinic include:
- Diabetic or Neuropathic Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers (Bedsores)
- Vascular Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Other Non-healing Chronic Wounds
- Surgical wounds
Patients who have an ostomy or who are preparing for ostomy surgery usually have many questions. An ostomy can be a life-changing event for many patients. Common problems can develop after having an ostomy surgery. Problems with leaking, pouching and wafers not fitting correctly, or skin irritation may occur.
We also offer an evaluation of your current pouching system to see if it is the right one for your lifestyle. Patients living with an ostomy have many choices. Our Certified Ostomy Nurse can help you! We offer a comprehensive evaluation of patients with colostomies, ileostomies, urostomies and fistulas.
For your initial appointment, you should plan on being with us for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Meet Our Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
Sonya Clark is a certified wound, ostomy, continence nurse, who offers her services at the HCMC Center for Wound Healing. Patients with ostomy issues can be referred for education, appliance recommendations and pouching complications.
To make an appointment call (731)644-8208.