Wound Care Clinic
Stoughton Hospital’s Wound Care Clinic is an integrated part of the General Surgery Clinic. Our Wound Care Team includes nurses certified in wound care and is medically managed by Dr. Aaron Schwaab, Board Certified General Surgeon who has extensive wound care experience.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Stoughton Hospital General Surgery & Wound Care Clinic at (608) 873-2266.
Types of Wounds Treated
Our Wound Care Team specializes in treating acute and chronic non-healing wounds. A chronic non-healing wound is a wound which has not started to heal in two weeks or has not completely healed in six weeks. Wounds treated include:
What to Expect
All Wound Care Clinic patients receive a comprehensive evaluation and individualized care plan from our general surgeon. Our wound care includes extensive patient education in the management and prevention of wounds. Additionally, we offer:
- ABI measurements
- Advanced wound dressings
- Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
- Compression therapy
- Medical and laboratory tests
- Ostomy management
- Vacuum-assisted closure of wounds
- Vascular (blood flow) studies
- Wound cultures
Venous Wounds – New Technology for Vein Treatment
Dr. Schwaab treats many patients in the Wound Care Clinic for painful leg ulcers. Many of these ulcers are a symptom of Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) a condition in which the leg veins are damaged and regular blood circulation is impaired. CVI can lead to serious medical conditions including leg achiness, swelling, skin discoloration and worst of all, painful leg ulcers.
The treatment for CVI traditionally involved removing the damaged vein. For many years this was mainly accomplished through painful vein stripping, a procedure often done under general anesthesia. When the damaged vein is removed, patients are less likely to get recurrent ulcers. Advances in technology have changed vein treatment into a simple outpatient procedure. Using endovenous laser treatment and local anesthesia, Dr. Schwaab is able to seal the damaged vein rather than completely remove it. This procedure reduces the patient’s chances of recurrent leg ulcers. Patients leave the clinic encouraged to resume normal activity immediately.
Patients receive ongoing care until their wound is healed. The frequency of appointments will vary based on patient need. A patient’s ongoing care will be coordinated by the Wound Care Clinic and may include any one or more of the following:
- Diabetes recommendations
- Home health
- Nutrition evaluation
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
Mary Stumpf, Waunakee
During the summer of 2017 Mary was trying to move a trundle bed and received a nasty wound in the process. Mary’s primary care doctor felt her wound needed more care than she could provide and so Mary was referred to the Stoughton Hospital Wound Care Clinic.
Mary was impressed with all of the staff she saw at the Stoughton Hospital Wound Care Clinic. “They did a great job and I would recommend Dr. Schwaab and the Wound Care Clinic to anyone.” Mary is completely healed and thankful to Dr. Schwaab and his team.
Kip Trainor, Verona
Kip struggled with an ulcer for two years which would continue to heal and come back. The Wound Clinic he was going to was only seeing him monthly. When his wound became increasingly severe, Kip’s mother suggested he try the Stoughton Hospital Wound Care Clinic.
Kip was able to easily schedule an appointment and be seen weekly. Dr. Schwaab coordinated the necessary care for Kip which included surgery with a plastic surgeon.
Kip described his experience as “Top A+ care from Dr. Schwaab. He went above and beyond for me.”
He adds, “The whole atmosphere at Stoughton Hospital is different, they care about you as an individual. And Shawndra was exceptional with all of her follow up calls.”
Kip is now healed and looks forward to coming back to Stoughton Hospital to visit his friends at the Wound Care Clinic.
For more information about wound care, please call the Stoughton Hospital General Surgery & Wound Care Clinic at (608) 873-2266.