Middlesex Hospital Wound and Ostomy Center
The Middlesex Hospital Wound and Ostomy Center is dedicated to the successful treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds and the management of ostomies.
We understand that both physicians and patients rely on us to provide the diagnostic and therapeutic resources necessary to meet their health care needs. Our staff is committed to providing our community with the most current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to wound healing. It is our goal to improve the lives of patients by offering a comprehensive clinical program that emphasizes the preservation of our patients’ dignity and self-respect.
520 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Using a planned, systematic approach, including consideration of all factors that may affect wound healing, the Center's staff treats four primary wound types:
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Ischemic Ulcers
- Stage III and IV Pressure Ulcers
Wound Care Services
Wound care diagnostic and therapeutic steps may include:
- Infection control
- Debridement (removing dead tissue to promote healing)
- Application of appropriate dressings
- Bioengineered skin and collagen products
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Patient, family and/or caretaker education
Ostomy surgery is a procedure that creates an opening in the abdomen called a stoma. Whether temporary or permanent, ostomy surgery (e.g. colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, ileal conduit) results in an alteration of bodily function. Our staff are experts in the assessment and evaluation of ostomies.
Our ostomy care services include:
- Teaching and counseling before and after surgery
- Stoma site selection
- Post-operative skin and stoma assessment and management
- Selection and teaching of appropriate appliance/pouch techniques
- Patient and family education
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet. Diabetes causes nerve damage and decreased blood flow in your feet, leaving them less sensitive to pain, and less able to heal in the event of even a minor injury such as a cut or bruise.
That’s why the Middlesex Hospital Wound and Ostomy Center has introduced our Diabetic Foot Care Program. This service provides:
- Initial risk screening
- Routine foot and nail care
- Appropriate referrals to other medical specialties such as podiatry, vascular surgery, and diabetic footwear