For most of us, the healing of a wound is a natural process that never requires a second thought. But imagine you have a wound that won’t heal, even after a month. It can be frightening – and often debilitating. Non-healing wounds are often a fact of life for diabetics, patients undergoing radiation therapy and people with certain skin diseases. Treating chronic, non-healing wounds is the specialty of the Wound Care Center at Mountainside Medical Center. Our wound care experts will first study the wound and assess the barriers to healing. Then, working with your personal physician, we will implement an individualized treatment plan. In many cases we can treat a non-healing wound without surgery and on an outpatient basis. We even offer the flexibility of designing a home care plan with the assistance of family and community health resources such as a visiting nurse.
The underlying causes of non-healing wounds can be varied, so we built a multidisciplinary team of experts supported by many departments of the hospital. Our team consists of board-certified physicians with wound care expertise, endocrinologists for diabetes patients, general and vascular surgeons, reconstructive plastic surgery specialists, infectious disease experts, podiatrists and others. Our team stands ready to work in a collaborative manner to help treat non-healing wounds in the most effective way possible.
The Wound Care Center at Mountainside Medical Center is a leading choice in Northern New Jersey among patients with stubborn wounds and their physicians because we offer convenient local access to the most current and effective treatment options including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HbOT).
A wound or sore that won’t heal is more than a nuisance. It can be frightening - with good reason. The longer a wound takes to heal, the greater the risk of serious infection.
Some people - including those with diabetes - are particularly prone to slow-healing and related risks. That’s why a growing number of patients are coming to Mountainside Medical Center for treatment by our wound care specialists.
We put sophisticated wound care protocols and advanced clinical approaches including hyperbaric oxygen therapy to work for our patients to reduce healing time, improve healing rates and prevent possible limb loss. In fact, patients who’ve suffered from chronic wounds for months - even years - are routinely restored to health in a shorter time than they ever thought possible.
A panel of 10 physicians representing diverse disciplines including Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Rehabilitation Medicine and Vascular Surgery collaborate to provide you with the highest level of appropriately targeted treatment.
Our multidisciplinary team of skilled, specially trained specialists uses the latest, state-of-the-art healing techniques including HbOT (in partnership with Restorix). They also never forget the importance of treating patients with respect and kindness.
Ultimately, you’ll play the most important role in the healing of your chronic wound. That’s why our team will help you understand the healing process and teach you ways to protect yourself from another chronic wound.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HbOT) is a painless treatment that delivers 100% pure oxygen to your body to enhance its natural healing process and strengthen the immune system. In fact, HbOT has been proven to:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to treat:
If you have a persistent wound that has failed to respond to treatment for more than four weeks or hasn’t completely healed in eight weeks, it’s probably time to seek specialized care - especially if you have diabetes or vascular disease.
The Wound Care Center at Mountainside Medical Center is located on the Third Floor. Use the Schumann Elevators to reach us.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Medicare and most insurance plans are accepted.