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What is Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy?
To schedule an appointment Flushing Hospital’s
Wound Care Center or to obtain more information about
services provided, please call 718-670-4542.
One of the many wound care treatment options
available at Flushing Hospital Medical Center is
wound VAC (Vacuum Assisted Closure) therapy.
This form of therapy is effective in treating large
or chronic wounds.
A VAC device is utilized during treatment
and is composed of a gauze or foam
dressing, an adhesive strip which seals
the wound and the dressing, as well as a
drainage tube that connects to a vacuum
The VAC system works to heal wounds
more quickly by decreasing air pressure
on the affected area. It may also help to
accelerate the healing process by:
In addition to promoting rapid wound healing,
VAC therapy can offer other advantages such
as decreased levels of discomfort and a
reduced risk of infections.
If you suffer from chronic wounds that may be
caused by conditions such as diabetes, speak
this form of therapy as a treatment option.
The Wound Care Center at Flushing Hospital
Medical Center is a state-of-the-art
outpatient unit that provides specialized,
interdisciplinary wound care to patients who
suffer from non-healing or chronic
advanced, surgically-oriented wound
care to patients whose wounds are
resistant to traditional forms of
treatment, the center is staffed with
plastic surgeons, general surgeons,
podiatrists, vascular surgeons and
nurses certified in wound care. It
currently boasts a success rate which
is above the national average, and has
accommodate its growing number of
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