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Wound Center

Expert care now available for non-healing wounds

Every wound has its unique set of circumstances. If you have had a non-healing wound for more than four weeks, or a wound that has resisted traditional treatment, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center can help you heal. With our caring staff and specialized treatment plans developed just for you, we have what you need to get back on your feet again.

The Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of doctors and nurses dedicated to healing chronic wounds. Our expert wound care physicians are renowned in their individual areas of expertise and bring clinical insight from many medical disciplines to promote optimal healing.

The causes of wounds are complex, and our medical staff represents expertise in all of the major areas necessary to handle your personal circumstances and challenges. Whatever it takes for healing to occur, we’re equipped and ready to make it happen.

Results are impressive, with most chronic wounds improved within weeks. In fact, our heal rate is 85%, with 89% of those patients healing in just 16 weeks or less.

Ask your doctor about visiting the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center if:

  • You’ve had a sore for more than 30 days that won’t heal (commonly experienced by people with diabetes).
  • You have a sore with increasing pain, redness and swelling, foul odor or changing color.
  • You have a surgical wound that has become infected.

Learn more about the Wound Center.

New Wound Healing Options Available

At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Wound Center, you’ll receive the right treatment to heal your wound. Your wound care physician may prescribe some of these therapies:

  • Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
  • Debridement (removal of dead or damaged tissue)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Platelet growth technologies
  • Dressings and wraps chosen specifically for your wound

Developing Your Healing Plan

  1. Typically, your physician will refer you to the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center for specialized care. You can also make an appointment directly by requesting an appointment online or calling 847.535.7600.

  2. When you call for your first appointment, we will ask you a few questions about your wound and your health in general.

  3. Before beginning treatment, our team of doctors and nurses will thoroughly evaluate your wound and review your health and medical history.

  4. Tests may be conducted to tell us more about your blood flow and tissue oxygenation, as well as to determine if there’s any infection present.

  5. Together with your physician, we’ll develop a treatment program based on your personal needs. Your program will likely involve regular visits to the Wound Center. Your progress is meticulously documented and adjusted as necessary to provide the best results.

  6. We will be in constant communication with your doctor throughout your care. Once your wound is healed, you’ll return to your primary care physician for follow-up care and continue treatment for any related conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension.

Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We’ll count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You’ll learn about caring for your wound at home, including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from further injuries. We’re always here to answer questions and give you the support you need to heal; please call the Wound Center directly at 847.535.7600.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • A list of any medications you’re currently taking
  • A list of any known allergies
  • Medical records, including X-ray films (if you have them)
  • Insurance forms or cards

Insurance & Contact Information

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Wound Center is located on the Lake Forest Campus in the Bays Medical Office Building, 900 North Westmoreland Road, Suite LL-78. Valet parking is available for patients and visitors.

Our treatments are covered by most insurance plans; see a full list of accepted insurance plans at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

To make an appointment at the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Wound Center, please request an appointment online or call 847.535.7600.

Learn more about the Wound Center

 

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Wound Center


Lake Forest
(847) 535-7600