Specialized Care to Help Heal Your Wounds

  • Do you suffer from a slow-healing wound due to diabetes, poor circulation, a severe cut, or trauma?
  • Do recurrent wounds prevent you from doing the things you want to do?
  • Have you lost hope that you will find relief for your non-healing wound?

Let’s Talk

Many of our patients come to us after they’ve exhausted all other options for their wound care. We help speed up the healing process for patients suffering from severe wounds. Even in severe cases, perhaps when amputation appears to be the only choice, we encourage you to meet with us to talk about your medical condition.

At the Lakeland Wound Center we treat the whole person, not just the wound. You are an important part of the healing process, as wound care often requires a commitment to a series of treatments over a period of time.

Medicine Can Help

Effective treatments can help heal wounds. Our team of dedicated wound care specialists includes doctors, nurses, therapists, and other medical professionals. Together they use the latest treatments so you feel better and get back to enjoying life.

What to Expect

During your first appointment, we’ll learn about your health history and may recommend and perform tests.

  • We’ll develop an individualized plan for your care, and discuss the plan with you. We also update and include your primary care doctor at your request.
  • You will begin a treatment plan tailored to your needs, which may include specialized wound treatments, medications, nutritional support, exercise, or physical therapy.
  • Your healing will be closely monitored until you are released from our care.

Advanced Treatment Options

As specialists in wound care, we have experience with cutting-edge products and treatments to promote optimum healing.

  • Our equipment measures the rate of blood flow and oxygen within the skin - both important indicators of your overall skin health.
  • We use products that are scientifically engineered to support tissue growth.
  • We are trained to preform skin graft substitutes like Apligraf® and Dermagraft®.
  • We protect and heal tissues with specialized dressings.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Physicians have used hyperbaric medicine since the 1800's to successfully treat a variety of conditions. Medicare recognizes hyperbaric medicine as a reimbursable treatment for many diagnoses, including:

  • Bone infections that are not responsive to other treatments 
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Difficult-to-heal skin grafts or surgical flaps
  • Gas gangrene 
  • “Lumpy jaw” - a bacterial infection typically affecting the face and neck
  • Radiation tissue damage 
  • Severe anemia
  • Severe bacterial infection 
  • Thermal burns

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy exposes your body to 100% oxygen in a pressurized environment which helps heal damaged tissue by:

  • Promoting the creation of new blood vessels
  • Saturating the bloodstream with 100% rich oxygen
  • Enhancing your body’s ability to fight infection and kill bacteria
  • Reducing swelling and inflammation
  • Improving the rate of healing

Continue Watching

Physician Video Profile: Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO (Wound Care)

Sharon Rooney-Gandy, DO, helps those with non-healing wounds at Lakeland Wound Center.

Physician Video Profile: Edward Lanigan, MD, FACS (Wound Care)

Introducing Dr. Edward Lanigan, a physician practicing wound care at the Lakeland Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine in Niles.

Check-Up: When to See a Wound Specialist (Krista Schulte, CWOCN, FNP)

Certified wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse Krista Schulte, FNP, shares how effective treatment can speed up the healing.

Heal Your Feet: Foot Care for Diabetics (Krista Schulte, CWOCN, FNP)

When you have diabetes, minor foot injuries can quickly become serious issues if not properly taken care of. Learn how to care for your feet to avoid further complications.

Provider Video Profile: Krista Schulte, NP (Wound Care)

Introducing Krista Schulte, a nurse practitioner with Lakeland Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine.

Physician Video Profile: Jose Gomez, MD (Wound Care)

Introducing Dr. Jose Gomez, a physician practicing wound care at the Lakeland Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine in Niles.

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