Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Programs & Services

The Wound and Hyperbaric Specialty Center

It's hard to live an active, healthy life when you have a painful wound. The pain can keep you awake at night and distracted during the day. If you have a sore, infection, a burn or other open wound that never seems to get better, don't ignore it. If your wound has lasted more than four weeks without some kind of medical intervention, we can help. At Kingsbrook we are proud to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to healing wounds. Our clinical team provides the most comprehensive, innovative, and compassionate care possible. This approach utilizes the most advanced, evidenced-based techniques and expert consultation from the most experienced doctors in their field. Our skilled physicians have the ability to admit wound care patients directly to our inpatient wound care service should a wound require specialized and urgent treatment. Additionally, our wound care surgeons are skilled at using state-of-the-art surgical techniques to heal wounds. Some of the procedures that we offer our patients include:

  • Wound Debridement
  • Skin Grafting
  • Tissue engineered graft application
  • Local Flaps
  • Free Tissue Transfer
  • Limb Salvage

In addition to traditional approaches such as antibiotics, physical and nutritional therapies, our program is state-of-the art and equipped with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for hard to heal wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy allows a 10-fold increase in the plasma oxygen concentration, thereby accelerating the wound healing process. We provide treatment for: complex wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, non-healing post operative wounds, pressure sores, radiated wounds and more. Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

  • Acute CO poisoning
  • Arterial Insuffi­ciency
  • Compromised skin grafts/flaps
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Gas gangrene
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis

At Kingsbrook our compassionate specialists work to find the most effective course of treatment for your specific healing problem. As such, our patients can expect consultation with the wound healing physicians, a complete history and physical to diagnose the etiology of the wound, and the development of a personalized treatment plan that coordinates with the patient's primary care physician and other specialists.

For more information please call us at (718) 363-6541.