Traumatic injuries, age, chronic disease and certain medications can compromise our immune systems and make it difficult for wounds to heal properly. Whatever the cause, if a wound has not begun to heal within a few weeks, people should consider seeing a wound care specialist to prevent long-term damage and potentially hospitalization and amputation.
SARASOTA, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2023) – Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has opened an advanced wound healing center at its health care center at Blackburn Point, expanding access to specialized outpatient services to residents of southern Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice, Englewood and surrounding communities.
Now with two convenient locations, Sarasota Memorial’s Center for Wound Healing combines advanced therapies, proven medical techniques and personal consultations to heal wounds that have resisted treatment for weeks, months or years. The wound care team specializes in diabetic foot ulcers, venous/arterial ulcers, burns, bed sores and other pressure ulcers, radiation-related tissue damage, bone infection (osteomyelitis), traumatic injuries and other hard-to-heal wounds.
Dr. Wadi Gomero-Cure, MD, medical director of the Center for Wound Healing at Blackburn Point, heads a multidisciplinary team of specially trained clinicians that includes general surgery, plastic surgery and vascular surgery, infectious disease, podiatry and advanced practice nurses certified in wound care. The team collaborates with other specialists and primary care physicians to develop a plan of care that best meets each patient’s needs.
"Anxiety, pain, and immobility are just a few consequences from a chronic wound that significantly impact a person's life," he said. "Our multidisciplinary approach provides the best possible care for our patients so they can regain their highest level of functioning and quality of life."
The new Blackburn Point location and the Center for Wound Healing on the SMH-Sarasota campus offer a wide range of wound care services, including debridement, compression bandages, negative pressure wound therapy, total contact casting, advanced wound care products, skin substitutes, wound care and disease management education, and psychosocial support.
The Center for Wound Healing at Blackburn Point is located at 929 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 206, in Osprey. For referral information or to schedule an appointment, please call 941-261-2111. For information about the SMH-Sarasota campus location, call (941) 917-2111 or click here.
About Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is a regional referral center offering Southwest Florida’s greatest breadth and depth of care, with more than 1 million patient visits each year across its 2 hospital campuses, free-standing ER, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center and network of outpatient and urgent care centers. Its flagship 901-bed Sarasota hospital has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best, with superior patient outcomes and comprehensive network of outpatient services. In November 2021, the public health system opened a second acute-care hospital, SMH-Venice, to serve the growing south Sarasota County region and the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute to expand and improve cancer care in the community. For more information, visit smh.com