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El Camino Hospital Opens Wound Care Center to Provide Comprehensive Services for Patients

January 13, 2017 – El Camino Hospital opened its new Wound Care Center in November 2016, offering specialized care for chronic non-healing wounds. Since the opening the center has seen more than 100 patients in four specialty care areas including: podiatry, plastic surgery, general surgery and vascular surgery, and there are plans to expand specialty areas in the future. The Center is under the medical directorship of Dr. Peter Schubart, a vascular surgeon, and Dr. Tej Singh, a Palo Alto Medical Foundation vascular surgeon. By combining advanced training, technology, medical expertise and an interdisciplinary approach, the El Camino Hospital wound care team helps patients achieve the best results possible.

Wound healing can be very complex and requires specialized treatment and care in order to achieve successful outcomes. There are many factors and physical conditions that can compromise the normal healing process leading to skin irritation and the development of wounds. In combination with certain diseases, such as diabetes or vascular disease, these wounds can become difficult to heal. Recognizing the need for close care and monitoring of individuals with complex wounds, the Norma Melchor Heart and Vascular Institute at El Camino Hospital expanded their vascular services by opening this advanced Center.

What does this mean for patients?
Our specialized wound care team works with your primary care doctor to develop a personalized treatment plan. Specially trained nurses, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, orthopedists, plastic surgeons and other specialists provide expert care for arterial and venous ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, non-healing surgical incisions and pressure ulcers. Our specialists offer a full-range of care in a single location, from expert diagnosis to the latest noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments.