Wound Healing

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 UNC Health Care’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center are committed to treating and healing your wound.


Patients who need help in wound healing while at Wayne UNC Health Care 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
  • Infections
  • Burns
  • Surgical wounds
  • Skin trauma (ie. dog bite, road rash, etc.)

Some types of treatment may include:

  • Debridement
  • 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 UNC Health Care

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.

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 UNC Health Care 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I go to the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center?

If you have a wound that has not healed within a month’s time, if you are a diabetic with any type of wound regardless of how long you have had the wound, or if you have a history of hard to heal wounds, you should be seen at the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center as soon as possible.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at 919.731.6139.

Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral in order to be seen at the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center.

Will my insurance pay for my treatments?

Most health insurance companies will pay for the care you receive at the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center. You will need to check with your insurance provider to determine how much of the cost of the treatment they will pay for and to determine any co-pays for which you might be responsible.

Will the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center file my insurance claim for me?

Yes, the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center will bill your insurance company based on the information you provide to us. If your insurance company changes during the course of your treatment, you most notify us of those changes as soon as possible.

What will happen on my first visit?

We will gather your medical history and examine your wound. We will talk with you about caring for your wound at home and schedule further testing if needed.

Will I need follow-up visits?

Your personal care plan will require future visits to check your wound and review your progress. Most of our patients are seen weekly until wound healing is achieved."

What can I do to help?

Follow any instructions provided to you on caring for your wound at home. It is also important that you get enough rest and eat a healthy diet. If you use tobacco products, stop. Make sure to keep all your scheduled follow-up visits to the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center.

Is the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center part of the Hospital?

Yes, the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is an outpatient department for Wayne UNC Health Care.

What does the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center most commonly treat?

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center treats foot and leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, soft tissue radiation injury, chronic bone infection, surgical site infection, and any other hard to heal wounds.

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