Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine in Novi, MI
Nearly five million Americans suffer with chronic wounds that don’t heal or fail to improve within four weeks. Dr. R.B. Kolachalam is dedicated and focused on the treatment of patients with chronic non-healing wounds resulting from a variety of causes, including diabetes, poor circulation and vascular disease. Dr. Kolachalam is a part of the Wound care clinic in Novi, MI that provides comprehensive wound care services including HBO in selected patients
Wound Care May Include:
- Patient and wound assessment
- Wound measurement and photographs
- Debridement to aid in the removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue by surgical or other means to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue.
- Infectious disease management through the use of appropriate Antibiotics
- Laboratory and Vascular evaluation
- Advanced wound dressings
- Compression dressings
- Prosthetic and pressure relief assistance
- Wound VAC
- General and vascular surgery
- Hyperbaric Medicine
What is Hyperbaric Medicine?
Hyperbaric Medicine is a non-invasive procedure often used to treat chronic non-healing wounds. During Hyperbaric Medicine the patient is placed in a chamber containing 100% oxygen at pressures of more than one Atmosphere. Hyperbaric treatments typically last about 2 hours. Most patients will feel no different than they would at home in their beds. They can listen to music or watch TV, talk to family members, or simply take a nap.
What Types of Wounds are Treated in the Wound Care Center?
Dr. Kolachalam and his team of specially trained professionals, work to diagnosis and treatment of the following types of wounds and medical conditions:
- Arterial ulcers – Arterial wounds are caused by a lack of blood flow to the wound.
- Diabetic and neuropathic ulcers – Diabetic and neuropathic ulcers occur when a person can not feel an injury to an area. High blood sugar levels and nerve damage can cause this loss of feeling.
- Lower extremity edema – swelling of the feet and/or ankles.
- Pressure ulcers – Pressure ulcers are caused by sitting or lying in the same position for a prolonged period of time.
- Problem surgical wounds
- Spider and insect bites
- Trauma wounds
- Venous stasis ulcers – Venous stasis wounds form when the veins of the legs are unable to remove blood and fluid efficiently
You are the Key in Your Treatment Program!
Much of the success of your wound treatment depends on your level of commitment and participation. As an active member of your wound care team, you will need to follow directions carefully, watch your progress closely and keep your appointments.