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Wound Healing Center

Advanced Care for Complex Wounds  

Rochester General
Wound Healing Center
At St. Ann's Community
1500 Portland Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621
585.922.HEAL (4325)
FAX: 585.413.5011

For Your Convenience

  • The Wound Healing Center is located on the Irondequoit campus of St. Ann’s Community, just across the street from Rochester General Hospital.
  • The facility offers plenty of free parking and easy patient access.
  • A physician referral is not required to schedule an appointment.
  • We accept most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

The Rochester General Wound Healing Center, an alliance with St. Ann’s Community, provides sophisticated outpatient wound care services that enhance the healing process, allowing patients to improve their mobility and overall quality of life.

Using the most advanced technology – including the area’s largest hyperbaric oxygen chambers – our skilled team specializes in the treatment of complex wounds that can result from a variety of chronic or acute conditions. These may include:

  • Venous ulcers
  • Arterial and diabetic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic injuries

Any wound that has not started to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in four weeks may benefit from the services provided by our dedicated, compassionate wound care team.

petrone_kim MD1A Collaborative Approach

The Wound Healing Center team, led by Associate Medical Director Kim Petrone, MD, works with patients and referring physicians in delivering highly effective wound care. Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation that helps providers develop a personalized plan to match the right techniques to the patient’s unique needs.

In addition to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT – see below), advanced treatments include:

 

  • Compression Therapy – A non-invasive technique using compression bandages to accelerate wound healing.

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  • Total Contact Casting – A localized cast is used to help distribute weight more evenly on the surface of the foot, reducing pressure on or near a wound to accelerate healing.

  • Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy – A vacuum pump applies gentle, concentrated pressure to the wound in a sealed dressing. Effective for acute and chronic wounds.
  • Cellular Tissue Products – Ideal for a variety of non-healing wounds that have not responded to standard wound-care techniques.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Depending on a patient’s specific diagnosis, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can provide an ideal complement to traditional treatments and further enhance the healing process.

The procedure occurs while the patient is at rest in a hyperbaric chamber that has been pressurized with 100% oxygen. The chamber’s atmospheric pressure is gradually increased – allowing more oxygen to reach the tissues around the wound, and assisting the body’s natural healing process.

HBOT is used to care for some chronic wounds and other specific conditions that require aggressive treatment. The hyperbaric chambers used at the Rochester General Wound Healing Center are the largest such units in the area, for added patient comfort.

Wound Healing Center Patient Testimonial

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