Reliable Wound Healing & Care in Goldsboro, NC
Many people suffer from different types of wounds that will not heal, take a very long time to heal or that often close and reopen. These types of wounds are often associated with diabetes or poor circulation related to peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
The physicians and staff at Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center are committed to treating and healing your wound.
Patients who need help in wound healing while at Wayne Memorial Hospital are treated by our wound care specialists. Typically, these are wounds that cannot be closed by surgery, skin grafting or stitches. The following types of wounds can be treated by our in-patient wound care team:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic wounds
- Arterial and venous insufficiency wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Skin trauma (ie. dog bite, road rash, etc.)
Some types of treatment may include:
- Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC)
- Compression wrappings and specialty dressings
For current patients of our Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, we provide seamless transition of care from outpatient to inpatient should they need a stay in our hospital. While receiving treatment we take measurements to gauge the healing progress. Throughout wound healing we stay in contact with the physician to relay progress and areas of concern for best outcomes. Patients who have been identified as needing continued help in wound healing will be referred to the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center for further treatment.
Wound Healing Services Customized to Our Patients
Our services are designed to enhance the care you receive from your primary care physician. Our professional staff is trained to provide a specialized, comprehensive course of therapy to assist in healing your problem wound. During your course of treatment, our staff will work with your regular physician to assure complete continuity of all your medical services.
At the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, we use the latest technologies to treat chronic or non-healing wounds. And we provide a full assessment of factors that may contribute to your ability to heal, such as nutrition, medications and medical conditions.
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center provides the area’s only certified wound specialist, with Dr. Dimitrios Lintzeris serving as medical director for the center. He is board certified by the American Board of Wound Management and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He earned his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, before completing his internship and family medicine residency at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, FL. We also have other specialized staff members, such as Karen Vernon, NP-C.
Advanced Wound Care & Exceptional Comfort at Wayne Memorial Hospital
With state-of-the-art treatments, including debridement, skin grafting, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, special shoes and patient education, our specially trained team of physicians and nurses uses an interdisciplinary model of care. This means we are focused on your total health, and we demonstrate that through the use of comprehensive treatments. These include vascular services, diabetic education, radiology testing, debridement, and the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to ultimately produce healthy tissue.
We attribute much of our success to the expertise of our staff. With the area’s only certified wound care specialist, the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center received the Center of Distinction designation from Healogics by achieving a rate above the national average for an outstanding healing rate.
To learn more about the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center in Goldsboro, hear from a specialist by clicking on the “Wound Care Q&A” button below, then feel free to call 919.731.6139 or contact us online.
Wayne Memorial Hospital is proud to offer excellence in wound care and healing through our Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center in Goldsboro. We also welcome patients from Clinton, Greenville, Kinston, LaGrange, Mount Olive, Princeton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Wilson and throughout Wayne County, NC.