Wound Care Center

Do you or a loved one have a wound that just won’t heal, even after months or years? Then you are one of the eight million Americans suffering from chronic wounds.

WoundCareStaffMost wounds heal on their own. Whether it’s a cut, an incision from a recent surgery or even a sore spot on your foot, the majority of us heal without specialized intervention. However, if you or someone you know suffers from a wound that won’t heal, you know how painful and frustrating it can be. You know how it can affect your lifestyle and interfere with the activities you love. Factors that cause chronic wounds include diabetes, aging, vascular insufficiencies, radiation therapy and trauma. Chronic wounds include diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds and others. $16 billion is spent annually on chronic wound care, with an average of 1.5 million new cases per year.

How Wound Care Can Benefit You

  • An effective plan of care does more than treat your wound. For most patients, it can mean:
  • Less pain at the wound site
  • A shorter healing time
  • Fewer wound-related complications
  • A better understanding of your condition and how to manage it

Treatment Types Offered

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers (Ischemic)
  • Non-healing skin tears
  • Complications from surgical wounds
  • Burns
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Delayed radiation injuries
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Any wound not showing improvement within 30 days

The Wound Care Center aslo helps to facilitate ongoing care for patients by helping them to attain compression stockings and approproate footwear to maintain healing. 

Advanced Treatment Techniques

We offer a variety of treatment techniques to help wounds heal, including:

  • Wound dressings
  • Debridement (cleaning of the wound surfaces)
  • Vascular assessment (evaluation of arteries and veins)
  • Compression therapy for edema (swelling)
  • State-of-the-art topical therapies
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Negative-pressure therapy
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

chamberAlthough only a small percentage of wound care patients are candidates for this treatment, we are pleased t be able to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to our community. During this treatment, the patient breathes 100 percent pure oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. HBOT helps heal wounds in several ways including increasing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. HBOT is approved for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, skin grafts and flaps, acute traumatic injury, and osteomyelitis (bone infection). HBOT also is used to treat patients experiencing complications following radiation therapy.

Samaritan's Advanced Wound Care Center provides comprehensive, advanced wound care in a local setting with on-site surgical back-up and intervention. Samaritan has teamed up with the nation’s leading wound care specialists at Healogics to open a Wound Care Center. The partnership with Healogics means that the latest research and treatments in wound care are available right here in Watertown. With exceptional outcomes and healing rates, as well as high patient satisfaction, Healogics is Samaritan’s partner of choice.

Dr. James Stillerman, the Center’s Medical Director and a physician solely dedicated to and specialty trained in wound care, will lead your treatment team. Together with you, and with the expertise and knowledge offered by Healogics, the Wound Care Center team will determine the most effective and individualized treatment plan for your specific wound, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hyperbaric Chamber usage

The types of wounds treated by the hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • HyperbaricChamberDiabetic foot ulcers
  • Ulcers of the lower extremities
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Compromised skin grafts
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Actinomycosis
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Crush injuries
  • Gas gangrene

Our Location

165 Coleman Avenue 
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 755-2024
Fax: (315) 755-2032

Our Doctors

StillermanJDr. James Stillerman