Dr. Kolachalam, Wound Care
Are chronic wounds affecting your quality of life?
A wound that fails to respond to treatment after four weeks or has not completely healed in eight weeks may affect your quality of daily living, especially if you have diabetes or vascular disease.
Our goal for your care
It is our goal to work in support of the patient’s primary care physician, making communication our top priority. Treatment will include:
- Detailed history and assessment
- Individualized treatment plan
- Coordination of care with appropriate services and specialties
- Education to aid healing and improve quality of life
- Care based on a multi disciplinary group of board certified specialists including Vascular, Infectious Disease, General Surgery, Plastics, Podiatry
Types of wounds treated
Wounds typically treated at the Center include those that are acute and chronic (especially those difficult to heal), including but not limited to the conditions below. Your care will be planned by a multi-disciplinary group of board-certified doctors in specialties including Vascular, Infectious Disease, General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Podiatry.
- Aterial Ulcers
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Pyoderma Gangrenosum
- Vasculitic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
The road to recovery is clear.
The St. John Providence Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine offers advanced solutions for problem wounds. With four sites across southeast Michigan, and transportation help if needed, it’s easy for patients to get to us for care.
Once patients arrive and meet our specialized, caring staff, they receive comprehensive, outpatient wound care, which utilizes sophisticated wound care protocols and advanced clinical approaches that can improve healing rates and prevent possible limb loss.
Treatment often includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as well as one of numerous specialty wound care treatments, lifestyle changes, or education on improving circulation or reducing pressure on the affected area of the body.