Wound Care

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Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center

at Saranac Lake Health Center, ground floor

Conveniently located in the same space as our vascular clinic, we are able to diagnose and treat a full spectrum of non-healing wounds.

Phone: 518-897-2800

Healing through advanced wound care

Wounds that do not heal can keep you from the activities you enjoy.

The specialized wound care services at Adirondack Health are available for both inpatient and outpatient consultation and treatment of non-healing wounds. Our wide array of healing options can be especially effective in treating patients who have chronic and advanced conditions that have not responded to previous therapies.

Our progressive approach to wound healing uses personalized treatment plans to not only treat your wound but also identify and treat the underlying cause, preventing reoccurrence of wounds in the future.

We are happy to answer any questions you might have, so give us a call at 518-897-2800.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been approved by Medicare to treat patients with many conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, tissue and bone issues from radiation treatment, non-healing infections, compromised skin grafts and skin flaps, and some types of restriction in blood circulation to issue.

This therapy might be prescribed by a variety of medical professionals including primary care physicians; general, vascular, orthopedic, oral maxillofacial and plastic surgeons; podiatrists, radiation oncologists, dentists, endocrinologists, emergency medicine specialists, gynecologists, infectious disease specialists, neurologists and urologists.

Services offered

  • Hospital-affiliated outpatient wound care
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Disease management
  • Diabetes care
  • Foot care
  • Tissue oxygenation
  • Vascular studies
  • Tissue culturing and pathology
  • Revascularization
  • Skin grafting
  • Clinical or surgical debridement
  • On-site access to advanced vascular ultrasound testing

Conditions treated

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower limbs
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Soft-tissue radiation therapy injuries
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Slow healing surgical incisions
  • Chronic osteomyelitis
  • Any wound present for more than 30 days

Specialized training

The medical director of the wound center is Dr. Claude Roland, a vascular surgeon whose vascular practice is conveniently located in the same building. This uniquely positions the wound center to providing quick access to all resources for healing and diagnosis if further intervention or testing is required.

Wound therapists at Adirondack Health include physicians, nurses and technicians who are trained in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management. The center's clinical staff has received advanced training at the National Healing Institute at the Ohio State University.