The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy
We provide comprehensive wound care management to the people of Staten Island. Our staff encompasses a multidisciplinary team of wound care specialists devoted to the treatment of chronic wounds. Each brings their own expertise to meet the individual needs of the patient, including plastic surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery and podiatry.
We specialize in:
• Non-healing wounds
• Diabetic ulcers
• Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
We understand the patient’s needs. At the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Therapy, we understand that the patient might be experiencing:
• A wound that has not healed, which causes pain and affects quality of life
• Multiple visits to health care providers without any improvement in the wound
Many of our patients look to us as a last resort for help. We have the clinical expertise and the support staff to provide advanced wound treatment in a comfortable hospital-based wound center.
Start the Process
Many of our patients are referred through their primary care physician. A patient may also personally call the center at 718-818-1117. During the initial telephone call, we will:
• Ask several screening questions relevant to your care and needs
• Provide you with one of our wound specialists based upon your records
• Collect basic insurance information
An individualized treatment plan will be formulated for you. Diagnostic testing may be required, including blood work and vascular testing. We will arrange for a visiting nurse, if needed.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
This involves the delivery of 100 percent oxygen to you while in our state-of-the-art pressurized hyperbaric chambers. This treatment modality has been shown to be very effective in healing difficult wounds, particularly those of diabetes, radiation injury and vascular disease.
At the center, we believe patients should understand all aspects of their care. It is the best way to insure compliance and leads to successful healing. We will educate you to prevent other wounds in the future and even educate your caregiver.
Our goal is to treat what we treat best. We will provide your private physician with regular updates on your progress. When the wound is healed, we refer you back to your physician for primary care.
Our outstanding clinical staff includes:
- Michael Lacqua, M.D., Medical Director (Plastic Surgery)
- Julie Mason, RN, Nurse Manager
- Janis D’Angelo, D.P.M.
- Henry Habib, D.P.M.
- Aluko Jervis, D.P.M.
- Luis Mora, D.P.M.
- George Smith, M.D. (Plastic Surgery)
- Frank Spinner, D.P.M.
Designated Centers of Excellence
for Many Managed Care Companies
RUMC’s wound care program is part of the Center for Wound Healing national network – a network with success rates so high that many managed care companies have designated its locations to be “Centers of Excellence” for the comprehensive management and care of chronic wounds.