Wound Care Surgeons specializes in feeding tube replacement, maintenance, and surgical wound consult services. We deliver our services to our patients at their bedside reducing time, energy, and costs for the patients, along with their insurance companies and caregivers. Our team of specialists visits the patients at their locations to asses and treat chronic non-healing wounds. Our services are available to residents of Southern California including the Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Diego County.
Feeding Tubes Services
A feeding tube is a silicone tube used to provide nutrition to patients who cannot eat by mouth. These patients usually have trouble swallowing safely, or patient needs supplemental feeding. People with cancer, dementia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), protein-energy malnourished, poor appetite for a long time, liver failure, a head or neck disorder can benefit from having a feeding tube. There are different types of feeding tubes including ones that go through the nose, stomach, or intestines.
Wound Care Surgeons can replace your feeding tube for issues such as clogging, leakage, maceration and infection at the stoma site, bleeding from hypergrnulation tissue or dislodged feeding tube.
Urgent feeding tube replacement services are available for eligible patients seven days a week.
Surgical Wound Consult
We accept all kind of wounds and ulcers for consult and management so that home health and hospice nurses can have wound specialist orders for faster healing or palliative wound care for simple and complex wounds of any etiology. We debride wounds under local anesthesia and use various modalities post debridement to heal wounds faster. We decrease wound size extension by enhancing nutrition, decrease risk of infection and place patients on proper antibiotics, minimize trauma, pain, hospitalization and increase patient quality of life by preventive care programs.
Preventive care education is fundamental in our treatment approach. Preventive measures inhibit the deterioration of existing wounds and prevent the development of further wounds.
We communicate with home health agencies, hospice agencies, and PCPs regarding wound progress. We also communicate with PCPs if there are any concerns that require prompt attention.
Reducing transportation to Wound Care Centers
In order to keep patients safer at home, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken steps to promote the delivery of more medical care in the home setting. From some diagnostic imaging to IV antibiotic therapy, all can be provided at in-home settings.