Program for Limb Preservation and Wound Care
Limb Preservation and Wound Care
Sharing core values with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and through an academic partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, the Program for Limb Preservation and Wound Care individualizes treatment plans to heal wounds, preserve limbs and lower the rate of amputations by utilizing:
Wounds that may be difficult to heal are highly prevalent in patients with:
The optimal management of wounds demands a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that all the contributory causes are identified and treated. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons and advanced practice nurses that specialize in orthopaedic surgery, endocrinology and rehabilitation medicine work together to preserve health, heal wounds, prevent amputation and enhance the quality of life in patients with peripheral arterial disease and difficult to heal wounds.
The Program for Limb Preservation & Wound Care is led by co-directors Heron E. Rodriguez, MD. and Robert D. Galiano, MD. Dr. Rodriguez is a board certified vascular surgeon who specializes in restoring blood flow to the legs using traditional open surgery (bypass) and minimally invasive techniques (angioplasty and stenting). Dr. Galiano is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in complex reconstructive surgery to save limbs, including the use of grafts, flaps and microsurgery.
Ongoing clinical research trials at the Center for Vascular Disease are investigating new treatment options for peripheral arterial disease to ensure that our patients continue to receive the most innovative care in the country. For more information regarding these clinical trials, visit the Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern, send an email or call 312-926-4000.
For more information regarding peripheral arterial disease and the treatments available, please contact the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at 312-NM-HEART (664-3278) or request a first time appointment online.