The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center
provides care to those suffering from chronic wounds in a way no other
provider can - all in one location. A Comprehensive Wound Healing Center
is a coordinated outpatient center that treats patients with non-healing
wounds utilizing the latest techniques and procedures.
Our Multidisciplinary Wound Care Specialists
Our wound healing center in Torrance is staffed with a multidisciplinary
team of physicians, along with nurses and technicians with advanced training
in wound care, who will customize the most effective treatment plan to
Comprised of general physicians, vascular and plastic surgeons, podiatrists
and infectious disease physicians, our team is dedicated to providing
the most advanced healing options to patients allowing them to recover
as quickly as possible.
As wound healing specialists, our clinicians have a proven track record
of healing wounds - even those that have not responded to other treatments.
Click here to meet our wound care team.
Wound Care Treatment Plans
Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating
traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce
healing time and improve healing rates.
Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, we begin with
a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying
cause of the wound. A treatment plan is then developed to give patients
the best chance for healing.
Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private
insurance. Depending on the type of wound, the treatment plan may include:
- Infection control
- Restoration of blood flow
- Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
- Skin substitutes
- Compression therapy
- Foot reconstruction
- Skin graft or flap
What Can Our Wound Care Patients Expect
Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During
your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical
history. You may also need special tests that give us information about
circulation to the wound. This will help to determine what course of treatment
you will need.
Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the wound healing
center weekly or bi-weekly for specialized treatments and documentation
of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions
are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. Some things you
can do to assist with your healing:
- Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
- Take medications as directed
- Return for your follow-up appointments
- Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are
receiving wound care treatment.
Following your treatment is the single most important factor in your healing.
Please don't hesitate to contact us at 310-517-4736 to learn more
about our doctors or treatment plans. We're happy to clarify anything
you feel uncertain about regarding the wound care treatment process.