We expect our bodies to heal quickly and routinely. But in fact, healing is a very complicated process. If a wound has not healed in four weeks with standard medical care, it's considered a problem wound and needs special treatment. The Advanced Wound Care Center can help.
Who we are
The Advanced Wound Care Center at Centerpoint Medical Center is an outpatient clinic that specializes in treating patients with chronic, slow- or non-healing wounds.
Beginning with a thorough evaluation, we work with your primary care physician and individualize your treatment to deal with other complications, such as diabetes, infection or poor circulation that might hinder your healing. Our specialists focus on the latest treatments and technologies to get you on the road to recovery.
We work hand-in-hand with primary physicians to manage and treat any underlying medical conditions. Your doctor will receive regular updates on your progress.
Our comprehensive approach can heal wounds that have resisted other treatments. The Wound Center specializes in surgical and sharp debridement, topical dressings, compression therapy, negative pressure therapy, biological skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We also have surgical specialty in revascularization, skin grafting and flaps and deep debridement.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Without adequate oxygen, normal healing cannot take place. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an option for chronic wounds. Patients receive 100 percent oxygen under pressure in a single person chamber. This allows a high concentration of oxygen to attach to red blood cells and be transported to the wound site. Studies have shown that this treatment has increased healing by an average of 25 percent in appropriate patients. It is covered by Medicare and most private insurances.
Wound healing mist
Centerpoint Medical Center is the first in the Kansas City area to use this advanced, unique and painless treatment for chronic wound care. The procedure uses low-frequency ultrasound energy delivered through a fluid saline mist to promote healing for chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, vascular ulcers or pressure ulcers. This innovative treatment is especially helpful in patients who can't tolerate regular wound debridement because of pain. Clinicians administer the therapy using a treatment wand that hovers over and slowly moves across the wound to deliver the ultrasound energy. The wand emits low-energy ultrasonic waves transmitted through a mist that penetrates deep inside the wound. The ultrasonic waves help heal the wound by reducing inflammation and bacteria in the wound bed, and increasing new blood vessel growth.
Our care plan
Successful healing usually takes 1-16 weeks, depending on the nature of the wound. Patients visit every week for Wound Center staff to monitor and care for their wound according to their treatment plan.
Scheduling an appointment
Physician referral is recommended, although not required for treatment. Our staff can assist you or your patients in coordinating insurance coverage, including pre-authorization.