August 11, 2011
More than five million Americans suffer from chronic wounds – wounds which are slow to heal or won’t heal. In fact, chronic wounds affect more than 5,000 individuals in Lee’s Summit and the surrounding region alone.
Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s new Advanced Wound Care Center, the first in the region, recently opened at 600 N.W. Murray Road, Suite 108, on the Summit Ridge Campus of Lee’s Summit Medical Center. The Advanced Wound Care Center offers the region new treatment options for chronic wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the most advanced bioengineered skin and collagen treatment therapies.
“We expect our bodies to heal quickly and routinely, but healing is a very complicated process,” says Erick Guerra, MD, a physician certified by the American Board of Family Practice who treats patients at the Advanced Wound Care Center. “If a wound has not healed in about three weeks with standard medical care and/or the patient’s wound care is complicated by associated diabetes, infections or poor circulation, it’s time to seek special treatment,” says Dr. Guerra.
An individual’s ability to heal naturally from a wound is complicated by many factors, including having the diagnosis of diabetes and/or having a history of poor circulation in the legs. The onset of traumatic injury or the development of pressure ulcers could also require a patient to seek specialized wound care treatments.
The following physicians care for patients at the Advanced Wound Care Center on the Summit Ridge Campus of Lee’s Summit Medical Center:
- Nathan Melton, DO
- Erick Guerra, MD
- Logan Kratt, MD
- Robert Troiani, MD
- Michael Nagle, MD
- Robert Bondi, DPM
- Jeff Harsch, DPM
Physicians at the Advanced Wound Care Center also accept referrals from a patient’s current family physician or specialist. Like Lee’s Summit Medical Center, the Advanced Wound Care Center accepts all major health insurance plans. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (816) 525-3053.