Understanding how to care for wounds is important. When your wound isn’t healing as it should, our care team at Ascension Via Christi is here to help. We listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you.
Wound care specialists provide options for hard-to-treat wounds
Our team at the wound care center in Wichita, Kansas specialize in treating complex, slow-healing wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers and leg ulcers. Bed-side imaging technology provides real-time information about the type and extent of the infection without having to wait for a culture.We also have technology that helps measure oxygen in the skin without having to wait for a sonogram study.
Your wound care team includes a fellowship-trained critical care doctor, infectious disease specialists, internal medicine doctors, a podiatrist, a nurse practitioner, a certified wound and ostomy nurse, registered nurses and wound technicians – all with specialized training in treating chronic wounds. Your care team will work with you to help manage your diet and medications throughout treatment.
We offer advanced wound-care, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to help promote healing. Other wound healing treatments include:
- Cellulitis therapy
- Compression therapy
- Negative pressure therapies
- Bioengineered tissues
- Infection management and prevention
- Wound cleaning
- Wound dressing
Wound care after surgery or an injury is critical for your health. And, doing regular self-checks, especially in hard-to-see places, may help prevent infection and serious complications.
Ostomy care and patient education is available to help patients prevent future wounds.
Advanced wound healing with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
The hyperbaric chamber is a painless environment that delivers oxygen-rich therapy to promote wound healing. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, concentrated oxygen quickly enters your bloodstream and helps heal the wound from the inside out. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment for many conditions, including diabetic foot ulcers and slow-healing wounds.
Our care team takes the time to answer your questions and explain how hyperbaric oxygen therapy heals your wound. A doctor’s referral is required to schedule an appointment. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 316-268-5881.
Hyperbaric chamber is used to treat many conditions
Our wound care doctors use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat many adult health conditions, including:
- Diabetic, neuropathic and pressure ulcers
- Infections ulcers
- Venous insufficiency ulcers (ulcers caused by abnormal blood flow in legs)
- Soft tissue injuries and bone necrosis (death of bone tissue)
- Surgical wound ulcers
- Vasculitis ulcers
- Chronic wounds
- Arterial insufficiency ulcers (lack of blood flow to lower limbs)
- Radiation injuries
- Lymphedema ulcers
- Uncommon ulcers such as malignancy and pyoderma gangrenosum (painful blisters, open sores)
Work with our wound care team to manage your recovery
Our doctors and nurses listen to understand you and your health concerns. We understand your emotions when wounds are not healing. We show you how to improve your wound-cleaning hygiene at home as part of your personalized recovery plan. Our goal is to help prevent rehospitalization for infection or wound-healing complications, and to improve your quality of life.