Wound care and hyperbaric

Having a wound that won’t heal can affect your whole life. A non-healing wound that hasn’t responded to conventional treatment within four weeks is a serious medical condition that requires specialized care.

Wound care specialists

Edward-Elmhurst Health offers in-depth specialty care to treat chronic wounds. You benefit from the collaboration of physicians from a variety of disciplines—including internal and family medicine, podiatry, infectious disease, and vascular, plastic and general surgery—who work with certified wound/ostomy nurses and other skilled technicians.

Meet our Wound Care specialists:

Vinayak Dongre, MD, Medical Director, Elmhurst Hospital

Sumitha Panicker, MD, Medical Director, Edward Hospital

Non-healing wounds, burns and infections

We offer personalized, compassionate care to patients dealing with chronic wounds, including:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Bone infections, like osteomyelitis
  • Burns
  • Wounds from surgery or trauma
  • Tissue damaged from radiation or chemotherapy

Advanced wound care treatment

At Edward-Elmhurst, you have access to advanced medical and surgical treatments for non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, hypertension, infection, lymphedema and other conditions.

We start with a complete medical history and assessment to identify the reasons your wound is resistant to healing. You’ll receive an individualized plan of care, which incorporates the latest advances in wound healing. Your personalized treatment may include:

  • Debridement (removal of damaged tissue, etc. from the wound)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) [offered at Edward Hospital’s Wound Healing Center]
  • Surgery
  • Skin graft substitutes
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Compression therapy
  • Nutritional evaluation and education

We will fully involve you and your family physician in the recovery process, and coordinate treatment with home care when needed.

Learn how the combined resources of our health system help restore quality of life for people with diabetes, lymphedema and peripheral vascular disease

Make an appointment

Making an appointment is the first step to feeling better. Call us today.

  • Edward: 630-527-3002
  • Elmhurst: 331-221-6090