Wound Care

Wound Care

Comprehensive wound care for New Orleans patients

Our highly specialized team of physicians, nurses, and clinical support staff is available to treat your wounds of any duration and location on the body. Each patient is evaluated on an individual basis by a doctor who specializes in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine or General Surgery. On every visit, we tailor the treatment to your wound and its appearance. Wound healing, preservation of tissue, and prevention of amputation are our major goals.

To make an appointment, call the University Medical Center scheduling office at 504.702.5700.

Treatments include:

  • Specialty dressings
  • Topical antibiotics
  • Enzymatic treatments
  • Compression treatment
  • Weight off-loading sandals
  • Antifungal treatments
  • Peripheral vascular disease evaluation in conjunction with Vascular Surgery, Cardiology and Interventional Radiology
  • Tendon lengthening and release of foot contractures/deformities through Orthopedic consultants.

We also offer advanced treatments found in very few other wound care centers, including:

  • Total contact casting
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Custom orthotic fabrication through University Medical Center’s Physical Therapy Department

Physician services

We accept referrals for all wounds (acute, subacute, and chronic), regardless of etiology, and ostomy care. Patients are evaluated by one of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Staff, and a treatment plan devised that is customized for every patient.

Multidisciplinary approach

To achieve the best results for each patient, the Wound Care team of physicians works closely with all of the other medical specialties.

These include physicians specializing in:

  • Infectious disease
  • General surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional radiology
  • Oral surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Otolaryngology
  • Podiatry
  • Internal medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Physical therapy

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).