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Healing through advanced wound care

Wound and Hyperbaric Treatment Center
285 Old Lake Colby Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 897-2800

The specialized wound care services at Adirondack Health are available for both in-patient and out-patient consultation and treatment of non-responsive wounds. Our wide array of healing options can be especially effective in treating patients who have chronic and advanced conditions that have not responded to previous therapies. We are happy to answer any questions you might have, so give us a call at (518) 897-2800.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been approved by Medicare to treat patients with many conditions including diabetic foot ulcers, tissue and bone issues from radiation treatment, non-healing infections, compromised skin grafts and skin flaps, and some types of restriction in blood circulation to issue.

This therapy might be prescribed by a variety of medical professionals including primary care physicians; general, vascular, orthopedic, oral maxillofacial and plastic surgeons; podiatrists, radiation oncologists, dentists, endocrinologists, emergency medicine specialists, gynecologists, infectious disease specialists, neurologists and urologists.

Services offered

  • Hospital-affiliated outpatient wound care
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Disease management
  • Diabetes care
  • Foot care
  • Tissue oxygenation
  • Vascular studies
  • Tissue culturing and pathology
  • Revascularization
  • Skin grafting
  • Clinical or surgical debridement

Conditions treated

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower limbs
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Soft-tissue radiation therapy injuries
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps

Specialized Training

Wound Therapists at Adirondack Health include physicians, nurses and technicians who are trained in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management. The center's clinical staff has received advanced training at the National Healing Institute at The Ohio State University.

Medical Staff:
Dr. Dorit Gaedtke
Dr. Edward Hixson
Dr. Peter Koppenheffer 
Dr. Kathleen O'Connell
Dr. Claude Roland
Dr. Mario Tagliagambe
Dr. Paul Tran