Wound Care

Advanced Vascular Solutions

General and Vascular Surgeon & Wound Care located in Sebastian, FL

Do you have a wound that’s not healing as quickly as it should? Hadi Shalhoub, DO, FACOS, Jennifer Lang, PA-C, and the team at Advanced Vascular Solutions in Sebastian, Florida, specialize in wound care. The patient-centered team cares for traumatic wounds, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ischemic ulcers, and bed sores. They offer innovative wound care treatment that focuses on the root cause of your poor healing. To schedule a wound care evaluation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Wound Care Q & A

What is wound care?

Wound care is a specialty service available at Advanced Vascular Solutions that focuses on treating wounds that won’t heal. The types of wounds the team treats include:

  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Arterial ischemic ulcers
  • Decubitus ulcers (bed sores)

The team also treats lymphedema to monitor skin integrity. In addition to providing care to heal wounds, Advanced Vascular Solutions also specializes in limb loss prevention. 

When do I need wound care?

You need wound care services from the experts at Advanced Vascular Solutions if you have a nonhealing wound. This includes wounds that don’t start healing within two weeks or wounds that don’t fully heal within six weeks.

You should also visit the vascular and wound care experts if you have a chronic medical condition that may inhibit wound healing, such as diabetes, nerve damage, or a circulation problem like peripheral arterial disease. 

What can I expect from wound care?

You can expect patient-centered care when you come in for wound care services at Advanced Vascular Solutions. The team focuses on finding the root cause of your nonhealing wound because they know that wounds often develop from issues below the surface of the injury. 

Finding and treating the root cause of your wound ensures a full recovery and may prevent a recurrence. 

During your wound care evaluation, the team asks detailed questions about your wound, including the cause, symptoms, and previous treatments. They also review your medical history and closely examine the wound.

To fully assess your wound and find the root cause of the problem, the team may run diagnostic tests, such as a vascular ultrasound to assess circulation or nerve conduction studies to look for nerve damage.

They may also run bloodwork and take a tissue sample of your wound to confirm or rule out an infection. 

What are wound care treatments?

Advanced Vascular Solutions offers many innovative treatments to support wound healing. In addition to removing dead tissue (debridement), cleaning, and dressing your wound, the team also uses:

Wound vac

A wound vac creates a negative pressure around the wound to improve circulation. The wound vac also removes debris and fluid from the wound. 

Skin grafts

During a skin graft, your wound care expert at Advanced Vascular Solutions uses healthy skin tissue to repair wounds that are too big to heal on their own.

Call Advanced Vascular Solutions or book an appointment online today to schedule your wound care evaluation.