Wound & Hyperbaric Treatment Center
Location: 285 Old Lake Colby Road, Saranac Lake
Phone: (518) 897-2800
The Wound & Hyperbaric Treatment Center at Adirondack Health specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions, offering hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as disease management and diabetes care. In addition to tissue oxygenation, the center also employs the use of vascular studies, tissue culturing and pathology, revascularization, skin grafting and clinical or surgical debridement. Conditions treated include diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, pressure ulcers, soft-tissue radiation injuries, necrotizing infections and compromised skin grafts and flaps.
A Focus on the Patient
The center at Adirondack Health treats patients with chronic and advanced conditions which have not responded to previous therapies. After performing a thorough exam of a new patient's wound, including taking photographs to track wound healing progress, the center's clinical staff becomes a partner with the patient's doctor. Through regular reports and phone calls, the wound care center at Adirondack Health works with the patient's doctors and other experts in the program to develop a total approach to treatment and care. Evidence-based and best practice driven treatments mean patients do not undergo any treatment or progress to a new level of treatment until the need is clearly indicated. Patients may self-refer; in most instances treatments are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans without requiring a referral.
Wound Care Specialists
Underlying conditions such as diabetes and vascular disease often delay healing of wounds. Doctors who refer patients to a wound healing center include:
Emergency medicine specialists
General, orthopedic and vascular surgeons
Home health agencies
Internal medicine physicians
Nursing home physicians
Oral maxillofacial surgeon
Primary care physicians
Physicians, nurses and technicians are trained in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management as well as updated with breaking information about the industry, policies and procedures. The center's clinical staff has the opportunity to receive more than 40 hours of advanced training at the National Healing Institute at The Ohio State University.
A National Healing Wound Healing Center
Adirondack Health has partnered with Florida-based National Healing Corporation, an industry leader which accounts for 30 percent of all managed and outsourced wound centers in the United States. National Healing Corporation has earned the Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification for wound care.
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||AMC is accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.
||Adirondack Medical Center's Bariatric Program and Dr. Michael Hill have been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.