Transformative Approach to Wound Care: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is a cutting-edge wound treatment method that can help you heal faster and reduce your risk of infection. Our team of wound care specialists at wound care is advanced in Marin, provide advanced and holistic treatments to ease the discomfort of wounds and promote rapid healing.

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    Negative Pressure Wound

    The Process of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

    The therapy promotes healing and combats infection through the application of negative pressure. A foam dressing is shaped to fit the wound and covered with a film, which has a small opening for a tube to be attached. The tube leads to a vacuum and a canister, which removes any excess fluid and creates a negative pressure environment. This helps to bring the edges of the wound together, promoting the growth of new tissue for a faster healing process.

    The NPWT process involves sealing a special dressing over the wound and attaching a gentle vacuum pump. The dressing will need to be changed 2-3 times per week, and the device can be removed when you shower. The vacuum helps suction up fluid and infection from the wound and promotes the growth of new tissue.

    Wounds Treatment

    Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is a treatment method that helps wounds heal by removing fluid and infection from the wound site. The therapy involves sealing a special dressing over the wound and attaching a gentle vacuum pump to the dressing.

    This creates negative pressure, which draws fluid and infection out of the wound and helps new tissue grow. The dressing is changed every 2-3 days, and the therapy is monitored by a wound care specialist. NPWT can be used for a variety of wound types, including burns, ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and chronic wounds.

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    What are the Benefits?

    The therapy can help pull fluid and infection from the wound, leading to faster recovery. It can also promote the growth of new tissue and deliver additional benefits with the use of antibiotics and saline.
    Negative Pressure wound Therapy (NPWT) provides several benefits for wound healing, including:

    • Promotes Healing: NPWT uses suction to remove excess fluid, bacteria, and debris from the wound, promoting faster healing and reducing the risk of infection.
    • Improves Circulation: NPWT increases blood flow to the wound, improving oxygenation and promoting the growth of new tissue.
    • Minimizes Scarring: NPWT helps reduce scarring by keeping the wound edges together and promoting the growth of healthy tissue.
    • Reduces Pain: NPWT helps relieve pain and discomfort by removing excess fluid from the wound and improving circulation.
    • Promotes Tissue Growth: NPWT creates a moist environment that promotes the growth of new tissue and helps improve the wound’s overall appearance.
    • Can Be Used on Various Wounds: NPWT can be used on a wide range of wounds, including burns, ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and chronic wounds.
    • Non-Invasive: NPWT is a non-invasive treatment option, reducing the risk of complications associated with surgery and other invasive treatments.

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    I recently sustained a burn to my ankle in March which necessitated an Emergency Room visit. When the severity of the wound and the lengthy treatment needed was discussed, I was told of the new wound Center and soon met Dr. Gordon and Irina who immediately became my new best friends.

    Dr. Carl Mani

    First and foremost, Dr. Anthony Gordon and Irena Shteyn, RN, CWOCN saved my life.
    I had severe wounds in both lower legs due to a severe case of cellulitis. I was in acute pain and worried about my prognosis.

    Barbara Scrooc

    I had an accident that injured my leg and I didn’t see a doctor for over a week. I noticed that the wound was not healing so I went to the Emergency at Novato Community Hospital. They told me to see a wound specialist ASAP and they recommended Dr. Anthony Gordon at the Marin Advanced Wound Center.

    Myra Perea

    My father got treatment from Dr. Gordon for his burn wound. Dr. Gordon was very caring, attentive and spent generous amounts of time to give him very effective treatment.

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    At OptemizeMD, our providers will work with you to create a personalized wound treatment plan. To determine if NPWT is right for you, schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Marin. Call or book online today.

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