Several factors have been associated with delayed wound healing. Wound characteristics, local and systemic factors, and improper wound care can each affect wound healing. In San Diego, wound Care Surgeons specialize in treating non-healing, chronic wounds often defined as sores or wounds that are not healing or improved with the conventional treatments. These wounds can cause infection, lower quality of life, and even amputation associated with poor circulation and immobility.
Our team of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners will visit your location and generates a customized treatment plan, bringing improved comfort, function, and quality of life. Wound care Surgeons can offer the most up to date bedside wound care for a variety of Wound patients and help you with feeding tube management as well.
Our practice provides the highest quality of care to our patients at their bedside by
Pre-visit planning to optimize care
Preventive care approach to wound management
Team management of chronic conditions
Integrate condition-specific pathways for chronic co-morbid conditions affecting wound healing
Reducing re-admission rate to hospital,
Reducing transportation to hospitals
Reducing nursing visits
Reducing the cost of wound supplies
Our staff is readily available and responsive to the referring physicians
Our wound care services cover feeding tube replacement & maintenance services and various chronic, non-healing wounds resulting from these conditions, including Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Ulcers, Arterial Ulcers, Venous Ulcers, and Chronic Osteomyelitis, and surgical wounds, and many more.
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.
WCS provides clinical expertise through:
- Weekly PA/NP evaluation based on complexity.
- G-tube or PEG replacement with radiologist read on the same day – available seven days a week.
- Assessment and treatment of all wound types including (Pressure Ulcers- Stages I-IV, Non-Pressure- Arterial, Diabetic, Venous and Postsurgical Wounds)
- All patients receive the same quality of care, regardless of payer source. We accept Medicare, Medi-Medi, PPO, HMOs, and IPAs with approved authorization.
- Continued quality measures and improvement activities in built in our practice protocol.
- Physicians recommend generic dressings keeping wound dressing supplies costs contained
- We work as part of a wound care team with your nurses to improve healing rates.
- Physicians may incorporate dietician consult and IV antibiotic therapy if clinically necessary
- Physician documentation and orders supporting your care are completed and returned within 24 hours of our provider's encounter with the patient.
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.