Compassionate care to help heal chronic wounds
What causes non-healing wounds?
St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing features two hyperbaric oxygen chambers.
You are not alone! Every year, thousands of Northeast Georgians develop chronic wounds that are very difficult to treat. St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing is here to help. Most non-healing wounds are caused by conditions that restrict blood flow.
- Diabetes mellitus – Uncontrolled diabetes can damage blood vessels and nerves, making it hard for cuts to heal and for you to feel wounds forming, especially on your feet.
- Vascular disease – Conditions like peripheral artery disease narrow your arteries, reducing blood flow and making healing more difficult.
- Pressure ulcers – Wounds can develop at pressure points in people who must lie or sit in the same position for long periods of time.
- Other causes – Wounds can arise from crushing injuries as well as from infected cuts, incisions or skin grafts.
Our state-of-the-art center provides a full range of wound healing services in one clean and convenient outpatient facility. St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic, non-healing wounds. Our goal is to provide compassionate care and patient education to help prevent amputations and improve quality of life.
St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing offers:
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Compression therapy
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Specialized dressings
- Infection control
About your treatment
- At St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing, we know every patient is unique. We will create an individualized plan of care just for you.
- You will receive a thorough wound assessment that includes testing for blood and oxygen flow to the wound area.
- Our team will develop a treatment plan based on your needs that will include regular visits to the Center for Wound Healing for treatments. You or your care-giver will be given instructions pertaining to home care, dressing changes and preventing any further trauma to the wound.
- If you don’t understand something, please ask. We are always happy to answer your questions!
A word about appointments
- Healing chronic wounds requires consistent treatment over time. It is essential that you keep your appointments, follow directions and monitor your progress closely between visits. If you must miss an appointment, please call us as soon as possible.
Seek emergency care if...
- You develop a high fever
- You suddenly have more swelling, tenderness or redness in your affected limb
- Your affected limb becomes hot to the touch
- Your wound suddenly gets worse
About St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing
- We provide plenty of free, front-door parking and on-site registration.
- We accept most major forms of insurance, Medicare, Medicaid. and private pay. Financial assistance is available for patients who qualify.
St. Mary’s Center for Wound Healing
4017 Atlanta Highway
Athens, GA 30606
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
It is St. Mary’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or veteran status in the delivery of services or treatment.