Wound Care

Come to Nebraska Medicine for Advanced Wound Care

Whether it's gangrene, diabetic foot issues or a wound that just won't heal by itself, The Nebraska Medicine Center for Wound Healing offers specialists in a variety of disciplines to help you. We strive to minimize or eliminate anything that might be keeping your wound from healing properly, while also providing wound care and patient education.

Chronic non-healing or slow healing wounds go to our Center for Wound Healing, which can be reached at 402.552.3932. That clinic offers a team of doctors and specialists from multiple specialties to assist patients with chronic wounds which are not healing using other methods. In addition, services are available to patients with ostomies, including pre-surgical marking, education, post-surgical follow-up care and counseling. Certified foot, ostomy and wound care nurses bring specialized care for each patient.

Service Options

Types of Wounds Treated

  • Chronic Wounds
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Pressure Wounds
  • Vascular Wounds
  • Non-healing Surgical Wounds
  • Slow-healing Wounds

 

Types of Care

  • Comprehensive Medical Evaluation and Treatment
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Compression Therapy
  • Biological Dressings / Skin Substitutes
  • Coordination of Advanced Surgical or Medical Care if Needed
  • Coordination of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Advanced Dressings as Indicated

Ostomy Services Offered

  • Education
  • Marking Prior to Surgery
  • Complex Appliance Issues
  • Peristomal Skin Breakdown

 

Our Hyperbaric Medicine team also helps heal wounds by piping in oxygen at greater-than-normal levels than you'd regularly experience.  You can contact that department at 402.552.2490.

If you're in need of care for a wound, typically experts from one or both of these two areas would be called by your primary care doctor.