Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.
Wound care center in Largo, Florida
If you have a chronic, nonhealing wound, the experts at HCA Florida Largo Hospital's Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine can help.
Here, our experienced wound care team is dedicated to healing chronic wounds that have not healed with traditional treatment. Our specialists work together to create a treatment plan based on your unique needs. Additionally, our partnership with the Florida Limb Saving Institute allows us to provide expert and complete limb preservation care to patients who may be at risk of losing a limb due to a wound.
Types of wounds we treat
We treat all types of wounds, including:
- Arterial wounds
- Autoimmune wounds
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Failing surgical flaps
- Ischemic wounds
- Late effects of radiation
- Post-surgical wounds
- Pressure wounds
- Soft tissue necrosis
- Traumatic wounds
- Venous stasis and varicose vein wounds
About our wound care center
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is located at our Indian Rocks Road campus — HCA Florida Largo West Hospital.
Our address is:
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL 33774
Our clinic hours are:
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm
Our multidisciplinary wound care
We understand every patient's condition is different. That is why we provide access to a multidisciplinary care team. With our collaborative approach to care, we ensure we can provide just the right type of care for you.
Our wound care programs provide access to specialists in:
- Wound healing
- Hyperbaric medicine
- Rehabilitative medicine
- Vascular care
- Orthopedic care
- Infectious disease
- Interventional cardiology
- Nurse navigation
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Primary care
- Sleep medicine
Your wound treatment will focus on the cause of the wound, coexisting conditions that impact wound healing and topical wound management. We will provide your primary care physician or referring physician with progress reports.
Please note, if you need emergency care for a wound, you may come to our hospital's 24/7 emergency room (ER) for treatment.
Part of our wound care protocol to remove the fibrin is to "trick" the body into thinking it's healed. We do this with a process called debridement, the removal of fibrin with an instrument called a curette.
Debridement starts the body’s healing process all over again by making the body think it has a brand new wound. Debridement may need to be done on a weekly basis until the new cell growth, known as epithelialization, has occurred.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
During an HBOT session, 100 percent oxygen is administered at a controlled pressure (greater than sea level) for a certain amount of time — usually 90 minutes. This allows oxygen to reach bone and tissue normally inaccessible to red blood cells. HBOT has proven effective in stimulating healing and growth of healthy tissues.
We use hyperbaric chambers — noninvasive, clear, acrylic chambers — to promote optimal healing. While breathing pure oxygen inside of the chamber, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissue.
Continued use of HBOT results in more efficient functioning of the body's natural wound-healing mechanisms, which depend on oxygen.
Each hyperbaric chamber has its own TV and CD player for patients to watch movies or listen to music during treatments. The completely transparent chambers allow patients to see and be seen by our wound care team members.
Conditions treated with a hyperbaric chamber
With HBOT, we treat a variety of wounds and wound-related issues, including:
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injuries
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Post-radiation tissue injuries
- Pressure ulcers
- Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma
- Wounds that have not healed in several weeks
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