Surgery

Wound Care

Our Wound Healing Center

Welcome to Brandywine Hospital's Joint Commission accredited Comprehensive Wound Healing Center. We're dedicated to preventing lower limb loss and optimizing outcomes for patients with chronic, non-healing wounds.

If you or a loved one has a wound or sore that has not healed in 30 days, you may have what is referred to as a “chronic, non-healing” wound.

Often complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous radiation treatment, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body's normal healing process is affected. Other types of chronic wounds result from pressure, trauma or infection. Chronic, non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.


Chronic, Non-Healing Treatments

As a comprehensive wound healing center, we specialize in the treatment of all chronic, non-healing wounds including:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Non-healing, surgical wounds
  • Arterial/ischemic ulcers
  • Post-radiation ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Crush injuries
  • Compromised flaps or grafts

Your primary care physician may refer you or you may call our center to schedule your own appointment. Your insurance may require a referral. Please contact The Wound Center at 610-383-8431 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one.


Recognized for Quality

Joint Commission National Quality Approval

Brandywine Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Wound Care by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes our dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's standards.


What is Comprehensive Wound Care?

The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Brandywine Hospital provides care to those suffering from chronic wounds in a way no other provider can - all in one location. A Comprehensive Wound Healing Center is a coordinated outpatient center that treats patients with non-healing wounds utilizing the latest techniques and procedures.


Our Multidisciplinary Wound Care Specialists

Our wound healing center is staffed with the following team of physicians, along with nurses and technicians, with advanced training in wound care:

Kevin DeAngelis, D.P.M., M.S., F.A.C.F.A.S.,C.PED, Podiatrist
Brandon Bosque D.P.M., Podiatrist
John Louis ,M.D., F.A.C.S, Plastic surgeon
Vincent Pongia Jr., D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., Podiatrist
Stephen Soondar, D.P.M., Podiatrist
Diana Bragoli CRNP, Nurse

Working closely with cardiologists, vascular surgeons, emergency medicine and infectious disease specialists, the team customizes the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing.
The multidisciplinary approach helps ensure that patients receive advanced healing options, allowing them to recover as quickly and completely as possible. The clinicians have established a proven track record of healing wounds -- even those that have not responded to other treatments.


Wound Care Treatment Plans

Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce healing time and improve healing rates.

Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, we begin with a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of the wound. A treatment plan is then developed to give patients the best chance for healing.

Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance. Depending on the type of wound, the treatment plan may include:

  • Infection control
  • Restoration of blood flow
  • Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
  • Offloading
  • Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy
  • Skin substitutes
  • Compression therapy
  • Foot reconstruction
  • Skin graft or flap

What Can Our Wound Care Patients Expect?

Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation to the wound. This will help to determine what course of treatment you will need.

Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the wound healing center weekly or bi-weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. Some things you can do to assist with your healing:

  • Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
  • Take medications as directed
  • Return for your follow-up appointments
  • Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are receiving wound care treatment

Following your treatment is the single most important factor in your healing. Please don't hesitate to contact us at or to learn more about our doctors or treatment plans. We're happy to clarify anything you feel uncertain about regarding the wound care treatment process.


Service

Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is about two and a half ...

For more information, please contact:
Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Unit at Brandywine Hospital
201 Reeceville Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 383-8431