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Wound Care Specialist

Cardiovascular Institute of America

Cardiovascular Disease Specialist & Vein Specialist located in Citrus Park, Tampa, FL & Lutz, FL

Your blood carries many substances your body needs to maintain health, including platelets, growth factors, specialized proteins, and oxygen that support wound healing. The cardiovascular specialists at Cardiovascular Institute of America, led by board-certified vascular medicine physician Muthu Velusamy, MD, FACC, ABVM, specialize in wound care and offer treatments to improve circulation and wound healing. To schedule a wound care evaluation, call the office in Tampa or Lutz, Florida, or request an appointment online today.

Wound Care Q&A

What is wound care?

Wound care is a medical specialty focused on the treatment of nonhealing wounds, also known as ulcers. Your nonhealing wound may have developed after an injury, surgery, or an underlying health condition such as venous insufficiency, and may increase your risk of infection or limb loss.

Am I a good candidate for wound care?

The specialists at Cardiovascular Institute of America determine if you’re a good candidate for wound care during your evaluation. You should schedule an appointment with the wound care experts if your two-week-old wound isn’t healing or your six-week-old wound hasn’t completely healed.

You should also seek an evaluation if you have a history of venous insufficiency, peripheral artery disease, or diabetes. These conditions affect blood circulation and impair wound healing. The team at Cardiovascular Institute of America specializes in vascular conditions and can provide care that improves circulation and promotes healing. 

What can I expect during a wound care evaluation?

The wound care specialists at Cardiovascular Institute of America conduct comprehensive evaluations when you come in for wound care management. Your specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history, performs a physical exam, and closely evaluates your wound. 

Your specialist may also recommend diagnostic tests to help direct your treatment plan, such as blood work, to look for an infection or a vascular ultrasound to assess circulation.

What treatments can help improve healing?

The specialists at Cardiovascular Institute of America develop individualized treatment plans for your wound care management. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Wound cleaning
  • Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
  • Dressing changes
  • Compression stockings
  • Antibiotics

If your wounds fail to heal with medical wound care management, your vascular specialist may suggest surgery to improve circulation. 

Your specialist schedules regular follow-ups for continued wound care and may refer you to specialists, such as a physical therapist, to support wound healing and health. Even with help from the wound care experts at Cardiovascular Institute of America, your wound may take several months to heal.

To schedule a wound care evaluation with the experts at Cardiovascular Institute of America, call the office or request an appointment online today.