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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 in Ocala

We believe the key to successfully healing chronic wounds is finding the treatment plan that fits your unique needs.

When you have a wound that won't heal, the experts at HCA Florida Ocala Hospital will provide the healing solutions you need. Our wound care doctors treat chronic wounds with treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen and offer ostomy and lymphedema management as well. We are committed to evaluating and treating your whole person, not just your wound.

Wounds we treat

Our wound specialists are equipped to treat a wide variety of wounds, including:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Nonhealing surgical wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Various traumatic wounds
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Wounds caused by collagen vascular disease
  • Wounds caused by peripheral vascular disease

Our wound healing services

We offer comprehensive treatments for many wounds.

Outpatient wound care center

Our outpatient program for nonhealing wounds is designed to complement your doctor's care. Your physician will refer you to our center for wound management while continuing to treat your underlying conditions.

You can also contact us directly at (352) 401-1013 for an appointment.

Benefits of our wound treatment program

Our specialists are committed to the management of chronic, nonhealing wounds in an outpatient setting.

  • Earlier recovery
  • High level of limb salvage in severe wounds
  • Less hospitalization time
  • Prevention of prolonged and/or permanent disability

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric medicine uses established technology in a new way to help heal persistent wounds. All HBOT treatments take place in our advanced, patient-friendly hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Each chamber accommodates one person per session, ensuring your privacy and comfort.

During an HBOT session, you will inhale oxygen at 100 percent concentration while the pressure of your treatment chamber is increased to a point higher than sea level. While inhaling pure oxygen, your plasma becomes saturated. This allows about 20 to 30 more times the normal amount of oxygen to be carried to your body's tissues. As a result, the body's natural wound-healing mechanisms, which rely on oxygen, work more effectively.

The medical staff of our HBOT unit continuously reviews research and clinical data to stay updated. They will always maintain appropriate protocols, clinical efficiency and safety of our HBOT services.

What to expect during wound treatment

At our Wound and Hyperbaric Center, you will be assessed and diagnosed before our team of specialists design your individualized wound management program.

Preparing for your wound care appointment

Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your appointment. Before your appointment, we will ask some questions about your wound and your medical history.

  • Bring a list of all prescriptions you're taking and include any over-the-counter medications.
  • Bring your medical records and insurance cards.
  • If you are diabetic, please bring a snack and medication with you. Your initial visit will take a little time.
  • Keep your appointment. We value and depend on your cooperation to fully provide the healing help you need.

Specialized wound care team

Our expert wound care team is made up of:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management
  • Nurses trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • A certified wound specialist recognized by the Board of the American Academy of Wound Management
  • Experienced administrative assistants to handle appointments, medical records and health insurance processing

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How to care for a wound that won't heal 

August 03, 2020
Wounds that don't heal right away are considered chronic and may need specialized care. Here's what you should know.