Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within two to four weeks is considered a problem or chronic wound.
That’s where our Wound Care Center can help. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, extensive dressing selection, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The Center uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including debridement, laboratory evaluation, radiology testing: nutritional management, diabetic education infectious-disease management, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to address total patient health. In addition to these comprehensive treatments, the adjunctive use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven effective in reducing swelling, fighting infection, and building new blood vessels, ultimately producing healthy tissue.
The Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is an award-winning program that brings the most advanced wound care therapies to Laurens as well as surrounding counties, allowing residents to get needed care closer to home.
Non-healing wounds of the diabetic foot are considered one of the most significant complications of diabetes, representing a major worldwide medical, social, and economic burden that greatly affects patient quality of life. Almost 24 million Americans—one in every 12—are diabetic and the disease is causing widespread disability and death at an epidemic pace, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those with diabetes, 6.5 million are estimated to suffer with chronic or non-healing wounds. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes—populations that are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase. At the Upstate Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.
Physician referral is not required to schedule an appointment. We accept most insurance plans.