Wound Care Services in Tampa Bay
When the body’s natural healing process is delayed, a wound can become an ongoing medical issue. Many factors influence the rate at which a wound heals. Poor circulation, inadequate nutrition, chronic diseases and excessive bacteria at the wound site can all slow the healing process. Without proper treatment, chronic wounds can lead to deterioration of surrounding tissue, infection, gangrene and even amputation.
Throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare has six centers dedicated to the treatment of slow healing and non-healing wounds. The first step is a comprehensive evaluation by our wound care professionals to obtain your medical history, examine your wound and take initial wound measurements.
Our Wound Care Centers offer specialized outpatient care for patients with chronic, non-healing wounds that have been present for several weeks, and show little or no sign of improvement with standard treatment. By partnering with Healogics, the nationwide leader and largest provider of advanced wound care services, BayCare will provide advanced treatment with the same level of personalized care you’ve come to expect from our wound care centers. Using an evidence-based, systematic approach to chronic wound healing, Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 wound care centers across the U.S., and see close to 300,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families.
Many insurance programs require pre-authorization for this initial visit. Staff at our wound care centers will work with your physician’s office to obtain any necessary pre-approvals.
For more information or a physician referral, call (855) 546-6296 or find a doctor near you.
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