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Wound CareExpert Care for Hard-to-Heal Wounds

Sarasota Memorial’s Center for Wound Healing combines advanced therapies, proven medical techniques and individual consultations to heal wounds that have resisted treatment for weeks, months and even years. We specialize in all hard-to-heal wounds, including:

  • Traumatic wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Chronic leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers (decubitus, bed sores)
  • Chronic osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Radiation-related tissue damage


Our Team
Under the medical direction of Dr. Manuel Gordillo, a board-certified Infectious Disease Specialist, our team includes an advanced practice registered nurse and licensed registered nurses who are specially trained in wound care. Following are some of the services we provide:

  • Dressing changes
  • Compression bandages
  • Wound care and disease management education
  • Intravenous antibiotics
  • Advanced wound care products
  • Psychosocial support


The Center for Wound Healing is located on Sarasota Memorial’s main campus. For information or an appointment, please call 941-917-2111.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Sarasota Memorial offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy for various conditions. This therapy involves breathing 100 percent oxygen at a pressure greater than the surrounding atmosphere, which can accelerate healing by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, tissue and bone cells. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Diabetic non-healing ulcer
  • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning complicated by cyanide poisoning
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic Ischemia’s Decompression sickness
  • Arterial insufficiencies, such as:
    • Central retinal artery occlusion
    • Severe anemia
    • Intracranial abscess
    • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
    • Compromised grafts and flaps
    • Acute thermal burn injury
    • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss


Under the medical direction of Peter Graper, MD, board certified in cardiac/thoracic surgery and undersea & hyperbaric medicine, the Hyperbaric Medicine Department located on Sarasota Memorial’s main campus has two climate-controlled hyperbaric chambers. Please note that the department is open Monday through Friday, and is not an emergency center. For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 941-917-1866.