In October, Stanford is opening the Advanced Wound Care Center at its Redwood City Outpatient Center, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to optimal chronic wound care, with an emphasis on limb preservation for patients at risk for limb loss. In addition to the use of well-established treatment modalities, the Advanced Wound Care Center will have access to cutting edge treatment technologies as well as two hyperbaric chambers for the treatment and management of complex wounds.
"Wound management is a multifactorial, multidisciplinary process," says Venita Chandra, MD, co-director of the Advanced Wound Care Center, and clinical assistant professor of vascular surgery. "An interdisciplinary team approach is essential. Without attention to pressure reduction, infection, necrotic tissue, tissue perfusion, nutrition, mobility, pain and psychosocial issues as a total package, chronic wounds do not heal."
Led by experts in vascular and plastic surgery, the Advanced Wound Care Center's team coordinates care with other Stanford specialists in infectious disease, orthopaedics, podiatry, radiology, endocrinology, cardiology, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition and social work.
"Being able to do all of that coordination under one roof is more convenient for the patient and streamlines their care," says Subhro Sen, MD, codirector of the Advanced Wound Care Center and clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery. "Our goal is to provide comprehensive and cohesive care."
Chronic wound care for all Physicians at the Advanced Wound Care Center will see any patient with new and chronic wounds, including those with diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, pressure ulcers, chronic infections, radiation wounds, peripheral vascular disease, venous insufficiencies and osteomyelitis.
To refer a patient for advanced wound care, call the physician referral line at 866-742-4811 or fax 650-320-9443.