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Wound care

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.

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Wound care clinic in Gainesville

At HCA Florida North Florida Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, our team of specialists provides diagnosis and treatment for patients experiencing non-healing wounds.

When you are a patient with us, your care begins with a thorough evaluation of your wound. Once your wound has been examined, our wound healing team will develop an individualized treatment plan that takes into consideration your unique needs, such as the location of the wound and any contributing medical conditions.

Types of wounds we treat

We treat a variety of non-healing wounds caused by conditions and injuries, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Dog and spider bites
  • Failing/compromised grafts and flaps
  • Infected wounds
  • Pressure ulcers and injuries
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Vascular wounds

Individualized wound care services

Your participation is crucial in the wound healing process. It is up to you to follow your treatment plan and practice proper wound care. Our staff is here to answer all of your questions and support you as your wound continues to heal.

Wound treatment options

We provide a variety of treatments to promote wound healing, including:

  • Compression therapy
  • Debridement
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Skin substitutes
  • Wound dressings
Ostomy care and education

Our wound ostomy certified nurse helps patients understand and care for their ostomy by providing:

  • Appliance refitting
  • Post-ostomy education
  • Skin irritation issue assessment
  • Stoma assessment and care instructions
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

In some cases, HBOT can assist healing by increasing the immune and healing responses in the body. When a patient receives hyperbaric therapy, they enter a hyperbaric chamber that simulates a highly pressurized environment. While in the chamber, patients breathe 100 percent pure oxygen, allowing more oxygen to enter the body’s tissue. This offers multiple medical benefits, including speeding the body’s healing process.

Our wound care specialists use HBOT to treat a variety of wounds and conditions including:

  • Arterial blood flow insufficiency to limbs
  • Diabetic wounds of lower extremity
  • Lower jaw/mandible radiation
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radiation injury
  • Skin grafts and flaps

Where to find us

HCA Florida North Florida Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is located in suite 104 of the Medical Arts Building on our main hospital campus.

Our team

Our multidisciplinary team consists of a variety of professionals, including:

  • Board-certified physicians with advanced specialties such as infectious disease and plastic surgery
  • A physician assistant specializing in wound care
  • An advanced practice registered nurse specializing in wound care
  • A wound ostomy certified nurse
  • Registered nurses
  • Support staff specializing in wound care

Hours of operation

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Most medical insurance plans cover treatment at our hospital. Our on-site insurance specialists help obtain authorization for your treatment.


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