Pressure Sores Doylestown
What are Pressure Sores or Bedsores?
Bedsores — also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers — are injuries to skin and underlying tissues that result from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heel, ankles, hips or buttocks.
Patients most at risk of bedsores are those with a medical condition that limits their ability to change positions, requires them to use a wheelchair or confines them to a bed for prolonged periods.
Pressure sore treatment encompasses a variety of procedures designed to heal the part of the body affected by it. Many Philadelphia bedsore patients struggle with the physical effects of pain, oozing, discomfort and appearance of pressure sores on various parts of their body.
At Plastic Surgery Associates in Doylestown, PA, we perform multiple approaches to pressure sore treatment.
Dr. Silberman’s work is one example of the extensive experience you can find at Plastic Surgery Associates in Philadelphia. Not only does the staff strive to be efficient, but we also take pride in our warm, compassionate demeanor. We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your hopes and concerns about pressure sores. Your initial evaluation will include a small health history and details about the procedure.
How are pressure sores / bedsores treated?
At Dr. Silberman’s practice we believe that to heal properly, pressure sores need to be free of damaged, dead or infected tissue. Removing these tissues (debridement) is accomplished with a number of methods, depending on the severity of the sore, your overall condition and the treatment goals. No matter what procedure you are contemplating, the staff at Plastic Surgery Associates will be happy to discuss your options. Dr. Silberman always has time to talk with new patients from the Doylestown, Bucks County and Philadelphia areas and welcome any questions you may have about bed sores treatment.
Call us today to schedule your initial consultation for pressure sore treatment options, and to get all of your questions answered!
Is Pressure Sore treatment covered by insurance?
Pressure sore treatment may be covered by insurance when the condition is debilitating, or is preventing the patient from working. Please note that elective cosmetic procedures are not covered by medical insurance. Call us today to schedule your consultation and we will assist you in determining medical insurance coverage.
Call Plastic Surgery Associates now at 215-348-3415!
What other reconstructive procedures are available in the Philadelphia area?
We offer many reconstructive procedures in Philadelphia including Skin Cancer reconstructive procedures, and many others.
We also offer Facial surgery and breast surgery after mastectomy.