MAYWOOD, Ill. (May 30, 2014) - Sathyavani Ramanujam, MD, a Certified Wound Specialist and a family medicine physician who specializes in wound management, has been named Medical Director of Loyola University Health System’s Wound Healing Center.
The Loyola Wound Healing Center is located in the Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt, 1219 W. Roosevelt Road in Maywood. The center is an outpatient program specializing in the healing of chronic wounds that do not heal on their own. It is staffed by physicians, physical therapists, nurses and certified medical assistants who have advanced training in wound management.
Wounds typically heal without complications and minimal scarring. In some patients, however, wounds fail to heal due to an underlying disease, leading to chronic pain. Such wounds require careful evaluation and expertise to assist healing.
Dr. Ramanujam specializes in treating difficult-to-heal vascular, diabetic and atypical wounds, and in helping patients to manage underlying diseases.
Dr. Ramanujam, who lives in Oak Brook, comes to Loyola from Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, where she was a senior staff physician. She earned her medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore, India. She completed a residency in family medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, where she was named chief resident and received the Resident of the Year Award in Family Practice.
In Loyola’s wound healing center, staff address underlying diseases that prevent healing. Each patient receives a comprehensive evaluation, advanced care management and pain control.
Treatments can include debridement, revascularization, skin grafting and comprehensive therapy.
For more information on the wound center, or to make an appointment, please call (708) 216-5300.