Copeland Surgical Center specializing in
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Carney Hospital announced the opening of its new Copeland Surgical Center specializing in the treatment of problem wounds, a growing problem spurred by the aging of America and the increase in diabetes. Approximately 18.5 million Americans have diabetes and of that population, about 1.8 million will suffer from a problem wound.
The Copeland Surgical Center specializing in wound care and hyperbaric medicine is an out-patient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician, serving as an adjunctive service for the referring physician and specializing in the treatment of problem wounds. Open five days a week from 8 am to 4:30 pm, the program operates by appointment and requires a referral from the primary care physician.
Martin Williams, MD, Director of the Department of Surgery at Carney, will serve as the Medical Director of the program. Dr. Williams will be assisted by a team of experienced wound care physicians, including Dr. M. Morey Farizan, Dr. A. Ghosh Roy, Dr. Kevin McBride and Dr. Charles Mahanor. Each physician will coordinate an overall care plan for each patient, working in partnership with the patient’s referring physician.
“We are excited to be able to provide this much-needed addition to our program. Our entire multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and technicians are trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care,” said Dr. Williams.
“Our program is completely devoted to healing problem wounds, and helping our patients to reclaim their quality of life,” says Elizabeth Clifford, MS, MBA, Program Director. “The majority of the patients who are treated at the center will achieve healing without the need of hyperbaric oxygen treatment; however, those who do receive the treatment achieve high healing rates. Patients are treated with 100% oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized chamber, boosting the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms, which are oxygen dependent,” adds Clifford.
For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The professional and caring staff at the Copeland Surgical Center offer hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing.
For more information about the wound care program, its treatments or to obtain a referral to schedule an appointment, please call The Copeland Surgical Center at 617-506-4325 (HEAL).
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