Wound Care

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center provides a variety of outpatient services and select centers also provide inpatient care. Research has shown that in addition to promoting wound healing, comprehensive wound care programs can reduce the risk of infection or other complications.

The multidisciplinary teams at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center are made up of physicians on the medical staff, nurses and hyperbaric technologists who specialize in wound care, hyperbarics and/or enterostomal therapy. These teams work closely with you to develop a custom treatment plan, which includes:

  • Up-to-date and proven clinical practices​
  • A multidisci​plinary team trained in wound care
  • Continued care after the initial visit, including a post-visit referral process
  • Patient education
  • Care combined with referring providers and specialists, home health, rehabilitation, long-term acute care and nursing homes

To refer a patient, obtain additional information, or to schedule a tour contact:

Savannah Nelson
Director – Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center
Phone: 214-530-0951
Fax: 214-530-0954
Internal Extension 7170
  • Conditions treated

    • Arterial wounds – caused by narrowed arteries that decrease blood flow to the wound
    • Venous wounds – caused by abnormal veins leading to inflammation and swelling
    • Diabetic lower extremity wounds – caused by decreased sensation leading to repeated injury
    • Diabetic ulcers
    • New or non-healing surgical wounds
    • Traumatic wounds – related to injuries
    • Pressure ulcers (also known as “bed sores”) – caused by unrelieved pressure over bony prominences
    • Minor burns​​
    • Atypical wounds – due to various medical conditions, such as: vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum and Warfarin necrosis
    • Radiation wounds
    • Abdominal stomas
    • Non-healing wounds of any kind
  • Treatment and diagnostic options for wound care

    • Advanced/antimicrobial wound dressings
    • Diabetes counseling
    • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
    • Total contact casting for some diabetic foot ulcers
    • Compression therapy
    • Doppler evaluation
    • Negative pressure wound therapy (Wound VAC)
    • Nutritional counseling
    • Wound care and debridement
    • Application of skin substitutes
    • Enterostomal therapy
    • Hyperbaric oxygen therap​​y
  • When to seek wound care

    Many underlying conditions can prevent proper healing of a wound, and may actually contribute to aggressive, painful wounds and sores on the body. Here are five questions you should ask yourself if you think you may need help from a wound care center.

    • Do you currently have an open wound or sore on any part of the body?
    • Have you had an open wound or sore for more than four weeks?
    • Is the wound, or area around the wound discolored, producing odor, or excessive drainage?
    • Have you been diagnosed with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease?
    • Have you ever considered yourself “slow to heal”?

    If you answered yes to any of the above questions, contact us for a referral to a wound care specialist.

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    Baylor Scott & White uses oxygen therapy to treat hard-to-heal wounds that come from diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, soft-tissue damage from skin grafts and cancer radiation therapy, as well as to help salvage limbs. Oxygen therapy is when oxygen is used to begin or speed up the healing process.

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has you breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment, which increases the oxygen levels in body tissue to help heal and fight infection. One benefit is blood vessel growth in areas that have been deprived of oxygen due to poor blood flow. Increased blood flow to the area of an oxygen-starved wound also results in increased healing.

    Comprehensive wound programs at Baylor Scott & White have several types of hyperbaric oxygen chambers at various locations. ​Monoplace chambers can hold only one person at a time, whereas a multispace chamber is designed to hold up to eight people at once. Each session typically last approximately 90 minutes.

Medical Director

Rebecca Jankowski, MD, CWSP

Medical Director, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

Rebecca Jankowski, MD, CWSP, the physician and medical director of the Baylor Scott & White – Sunnyvale Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency at the same institute.

She practices a holistic approach to wound care, treating the whole patient from education about the wound and its origin and other factors that affect wound healing, including vascular disease, diabetes, smoking, and nutrition.