Do you have a chronic wound from a medical condition, surgical site, or trauma? Have traditional healing methods been unable to help you experience the comprehensive healing you need? At Shaheen Vascular, we are pleased to offer a range of advanced wound healing treatments that include top of the line medical technology to encourage your body’s healing, promote healthy tissues, and prevent amputations.
What is Advanced Wound Healing?
Advanced wound healing treatments are intended to help those who have been impacted by something more significant than a traditional injury. They may benefit those who have failed to see results from traditional wound care. Typical chronic wounds that we treat are:
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Peripheral Arterial Disease Ulcers
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Skin tears from falls or scrapes
To make complicated wounds like these heal as quickly as possible while reducing infection and scarring, Dr. Shaheen provides smart-technology human allografts, stem-cell therapies, collagen and honey-based wound dressings, debridement techniques, wound-VAC therapy, and advanced compression services to achieve optimal results.
All patients are assessed and treated for nutritional and blood flow deficiencies in order to create an ideal wound microenvironment to heal complex wounds. For the most challenging cases, we partner with vetted Home Health agencies and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) to avoid hospital admission.
What Are Advanced Compression Services?
Fluid accumulation (i.e. edema) may occur as the result of an injury or other occurrence. It can be uncomfortable or painful to deal with, but advanced compression services may help.
Advanced compression services promote better lymphatic function in treatment areas. The pressure disperses the fluid accumulation and redirects it to other areas of the body, allowing it to be naturally processed and eliminated.
What Are Allografts?
Allografts are sterile human donated grafts used to help heal complex wounds. These extremely advanced allografts are comprised of an extracellular matrix rich in growth factors, fibroblasts, epithelial cells, collagen, and stem cells that are naturally found in our healthy human tissue. The tissues used are mostly derived from the amniotic sac or the umbilical cord, and are FDA approved for safe use in large amounts.
What Is Wound Debridement?
Wound debridement is a surgical method that involves the removal of necrotic tissue (dead tissue), biofilm, and other debris from a wound. The presence of these factors may be preventing your body from healing or forming new, healthy tissues.
Removing necrotic tissues helps create a better environment for your body’s healing. It also helps reduce the risk of a bacterial infection in the wounded area.
What Is Wound VAC Treatment?
Wound VAC treatment, or wound vacuum-assisted closure treatment, changes the pressure around a wound. During treatment, a vacuum dressing is placed over the wound, decreasing the air pressure on the wound.
Changing the air pressure on the wound offers a variety of benefits. It promotes healing by cleaning the wound, pulling fluid to other areas, pulling the edges of the wound, reducing swelling, removing bacteria, and stimulating tissue growth.
Could I Benefit from an Advanced Wound Healing Treatment?
Advanced wound healing treatments help patients who have suffered a significant injury, or patients who have failed traditional wound treatment options.
A consultation with Dr. Shaheen at either of our Bay Area locations can help determine if this type of medical care is right for you. They can also help you decide which treatment method is best suited for you.
Schedule Your Consultation!
If you have experienced a serious or traumatic wound, we may be able to help you heal. Contact us today at Shaheen Vascular and schedule your consultation to learn more about advanced wound healing treatment options. Dr. Raymond Shaheen and his qualified staff proudly serve the California area with locations in Monterey and Mountain View.