Wound & Ostomy Clinic
The UCSF Wound and Ostomy Clinic provides specialized care to patients who have ostomies or wounds that aren't healing well.
Difficult-to-heal wounds may include pressure ulcers (also called bedsores), surgical incisions, abscesses, fistulas and tunneling wounds. We treat both chronic and new wounds located above the knee. If you have a wound on or below the knee that won't heal, the UCSF Center for Limb Preservation offers care.
For patients with difficult-to-heal wounds, we provide advanced treatments, such as negative pressure wound therapy, which promotes healing by drawing out fluid and increasing blood flow to the area.
Ostomies, also called stomas, are surgically created openings in the body to drain waste. Expert care before and after ostomy surgery can prevent or quickly address complications and help you enjoy a better quality of life.
We offer the following ostomy services:
- Presurgical consultation to select where the ostomy will be created in your abdomen. Called site marking, this can be done in person or remotely (in a video visit).
- Presurgical and postsurgical education on caring for your ostomy at home.
- Treatment for ostomy complications, such as leaks and skin reactions.
- Personalized ostomy molding for complex pouching systems.
- Measuring for an ostomy prolapse belt (a device that supports and protects the stoma).
Doctor referral required
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- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
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