Surgical Wounds


With proper care, most surgical incisions heal without a problem. However, if your wound doesn’t begin to heal, or if it takes longer than expected, there are several possible causes:

  • The type of surgical procedure
  • Infection
  • Underlying medical issues
  • Advanced age
  • Past radiation in the area of surgery

The wound care specialists at Mercy work together to identify the complications that can delay healing. By pinpointing the reason, we can take steps to speed up healing and allow a complete recovery.

Mercy professionals also have skills and experience in techniques that can work to accelerate healing. To help your body heal in the best way possible, we may recommend treatments such as tissue grafting, repeat surgery or hyperbaric oxygen therapy – the breathing of pure oxygen to promote faster healing.

Our team of experts will create a treatment plan that’s right for you, and will follow your progress all the way through successful healing of your surgical wound.

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