Grand Strand Medical Center
October 31, 2013

Myrtle Beach, SC -Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will open the Advanced Wound Center on November 6, 2013, at the South Strand Medical Center, 5050 Hwy 17 Bypass, Myrtle Beach.

The Advanced Wound Center is for the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds — a wound which has not healed after eight weeks or has not improved after four weeks. The Center will offer care of individuals whose natural healing process is hampered by poor blood circulation, diabetes or other causes. Patients may call the Center directly or be referred by a physician.

Millions of Americans suffer with chronic open sores as a result of diabetes, pressure ulcers, circulatory problems, wounds related to burns and traumatic and post operative wounds. People with diabetes commonly suffer with non-healing foot ulcers, which can lead to amputation if not properly treated.

The Advanced Wound Center specializes in treating wounds through an aggressive and comprehensive therapeutic outpatient program that addresses both the wound and its underlying causes. This is accomplished by following an evidenced based clinical pathway for wound healing.

“Our goal is to help individuals experience optimal quality of life,” says Dana Pournaras, MD, medical director and wound care specialist. “We have multiple therapies to help patients achieve healing results in the shortest time possible.”

A multidisciplinary medical team including physicians, nurses and wound care specialists will provide patients with customized treatment plans.

Services include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing changes, debridement, biological skin applications, compression therapy and negative pressure wound therapy.

The Advanced Wound Care is open 8:00am – 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. For more information, call 839-6000.