About Our Wound Care Clinic
At Northern Westchester Hospital we offer a Wound Care clinic for patients with non-healing wounds.
Each year millions of people suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds related to various conditions and circumstances such as
- diabetes and obesity
- cancer treatment
- compromised immune systems that lead to infections
- post-surgical non-healing wounds
- poor circulation
- decreased mobility
- traumatic wounds
When standard wound treatment fails, ask your doctor about specialized wound care management.
NWH has partnered with Healogics™, the nation’s largest provider of advances in wound care treatment. Healogics wound care consultants manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers in the United States. Healogics wound care program achieves a 91% wound healing rate when the recommended course of treatment is completed.
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program was designated as a Center of Distinction in 2014 and a Center of Exellence in 2015 by Healogics as a result of their clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction scores.
Through this assessment, other issues contributing to your hard-to-heal wound may be identified, such as diabetes, peripheral vascular circulation issues and compromising dietary habits.
This information enables you and your wound care team to gain a more complete understanding of the cause of your condition. In this way, we can work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will facilitate the wound healing process.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Among the advances in wound care therapies available to our patients is hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is provided in our multi-seat hyperbaric chamber, five days a week during normal working hours. Our two certified hyperbaric oxygen therapy technicians are in attendance during the entire course of your hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
HBOT is not only prescribed for patients with wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers or venous ulcers. It is also an effective, state-of-the-art, treatment for such conditions as:
- Refractory Osteomyelitis (Chronic infection of the bone)
- Delayed Radiation Injury
- Compromised Grafts and Flaps
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Intracranial Abscess
- Severe Anemia
- Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
- Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
- Arterial Insufficiencies: Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
- Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem Wounds
- Gas Gangrene
Expertise in Treating Non-Healing Wounds
The NWH Wound Care clinic and Hyperbaric Medicine program are overseen by our Medical Director, Bruce Molinelli, MD, General Surgeon. Our wound care specialists also include:
- B. Paul White, MD, General Surgeon
- Richard Berliner, DPM
- Jill Berkowitz-Berliner, DPM
- Aditya Rachakonda, MD, Vascular Surgeon
Our skilled team of wound care certified nurses and technologists work with our wound care physicians to provide advanced wound-healing therapies.
Our Wound Care experts work closely with our Vascular Surgery Services to diagnose and treat issues related to blood vessels, and chronic wounds such as venous stasis and diabetic wounds.
Northern Westchester Hospital’s comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program are delivered in a comfortable, relaxed outpatient setting conveniently located at Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road in Chappaqua, New York (the former site of Readers’ Digest). Scroll to the bottom of the screen to click on a map of our location.
Take a virtual tour of our Ambulatory Care Center at Chappaqua Crossing and see nside our spacious hyperbaric chamber.
To find out more about the services available at our Wound Care clinic, fill out our Appointment Request Form or give us a call at 914.458.8771.