Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic at the Gonda Vascular Center

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic diagnoses and treats patients with ischemic, venous, diabetic and small-vessel ulcers. Medical professionals at the clinic are trained to evaluate wounds and recommend the best wound treatment possible for each patient.

Consultation options

Three consultation options are available at the Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic:

Consultation only
Your primary care provider may refer you to the clinic for consultation. Physicians will work with you, conduct tests as necessary and develop a treatment plan. Your care will then continue at home under the supervision of your primary care provider.

Consultation and individual treatment plan implementation
Your primary care provider may refer you to the clinic for consultation and the initiation of a treatment program. Physicians from the center will conduct an examination and recommend an individualized treatment plan.

As part of your individualized treatment plan, physicians may recommend that you regularly return to the clinic for follow-up care. Each visit to the clinic may involve wound debridement, dressing changes and patient education sessions.

Consultation and in-clinic treatment
Your primary care provider may refer you to the clinic for consultation and continuing treatment. Following your examination, physicians may recommend that you remain in Rochester for an extended period of treatment at the clinic. During this time, you may have one or two treatments each day. (This may include dressing changes or compression treatments with physical therapy.)

Staff at the clinic can direct you to information about lodging and facilities if this is your prescribed plan of care.

Treatment

The Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic treats each patient individually. Treatment options include:

  • Therapy to improve circulation
  • Edema reduction therapy
  • Wound debridement
  • Topical growth factors/skin
  • Specific wound treatment products substitutes
  • Pneumatic compression therapy

Appointments

The Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic is located in the Gonda Vascular Center, Gonda 4 South. Appointments can be scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 507-266-6644.

If you would like more information about the Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic, please call or write to us.

Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic
Gonda 4 South
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Phone: 507-266-6644

Program staff

A multidisciplinary group of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses will develop an individualized treatment plan for your wound. Prevention, education and follow-up visits are included in your treatment program. The multidisciplinary group of physicians may include specialists from the following areas:

  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Podiatric Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Dermatology
    Physician Assistants
  • La Wanda Dimmler
  • Lester Kiemele
  • Terri Ransone
    Nurse Practitioners
  • Jennifer Behrns
  • Carol Bohanon
  • Cindy Felty

Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.