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Comprehensive Wound Analysis Specialist

Wound Care Experts

Wound Care Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

Comprehensive wound analysis is essential in order to provide high-quality wound care. At Wound Care Experts in Las Vegas, Nevada, Naz Wahab, MD, and her team provide a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensive wound analysis, including bacterial DNA probe testing and near-infrared imaging. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more about comprehensive wound analysis.

Comprehensive Wound Analysis Q & A

What is comprehensive wound analysis?

Comprehensive wound analysis is a critical aspect of effective wound care. Dr. Wahab and the team at Wound Care Experts take an integrative and progressive approach to evaluating wounds. This allows them to create a custom-tailored wound care plan for chronic wounds that don’t heal on their own. 

Comprehensive wound analysis is a holistic assessment of the patient’s medical condition.  “We treat the whole patient, not just the hole in the patient.”

What does comprehensive wound analysis entail?

Each assessment is tailored to your particular needs.  It may include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Transcutaneous oximetry
  • Microbial cultures
  • Bacterial DNA probe testing 
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Diabetic screening
  • Near-infrared imaging
  • Microbial imaging
  • SnapshotNIR tissue oxygenation imaging

Bacterial DNA probe testing

This test helps identify the bacteria in the wound that might not be otherwise identified by more traditional methods.  It also helps determine if the bacteria causing an infection are resistant to certain antibiotics.  Results may be obtained more quickly than with traditional cultures.

Near-infrared imaging

Near-infrared imaging uses specific wavelengths of light to determine the amount of oxygenated and deoxygenated cells in your blood. This noninvasive procedure involves painlessly sending light energy through your skin. This helps determine if you have issues with blood flow and at what location.

Dr. Wahab and her team use the most advanced technology in tissue oxygenation testing, including the SnapshotNIR system by Kent Imaging. 

Bacterial fluorescence imaging

This technique uses a handheld device that emits light at a particular wavelength to excite bacterial fluorescence. This causes the bacteria to turn a bright color.  This helps guide debridement and topical treatment. 

Why is comprehensive wound analysis important?

Chronic non-healing wounds are a serious medical concern and may worsen without proper treatment. We are committed to comprehensive wound assessment so they can develop an individualized treatment plan for your specific type of wound. 

We at Wound Care Experts believe that medicine is a team sport. Your primary doctor will ask us to participate in your care. Once this happens, we will see and evaluate you. We will provide our findings and recommendations to your primary doctor. Together, we will take into account all aspects of your health to design a healing regimen that is right for you.

For leaders in comprehensive wound analysis, call Wound Care Experts today or book an appointment online.