Patient Care Services
The Department of Plastic Surgery consists of seven active practitioners. All aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery are performed. At present, we are able to evaluate and manage patients at the University of Virginia Hospital, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, VA, and at UVa/HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlottesville. Please visit Patient Information for detailed information.
This clinic focuses on the comprehensive care of the patient seeking cosmetic surgery. A comprehensive treatment program is available to all patients that includes facial aesthetic surgery such as facelifts and collagen or fat injections, body contouring with traditional and ultrasonic liposuction, use of lasers, and many reconstructive procedures.
The University of Virginia Hand Center is a comprehensive, multifaceted Medical Facility dedicated to the care of the hand and upper extremity. We specialize in all disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow and treat a wide spectrum of disorders from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis to complex fractures, sports injuries, neurovascular injuries, and congenital hand differences.
This clinic offers a full range of oral & maxillofacial surgical services. Dentoalveolar surgery (wisdom teeth, preprosthetic and implant surgery) can be performed on-site using the latest techniques in intravenous sedation and pain control. Consultative services are also available for the surgical treatment of congenital and developmental jaw anomalies, jaw reconstruction, facial trauma, oral and jaw tumors, corrective and cosmetic jaw surgery and other related concerns. The clinic is directed by Martin A. Hoard, DDS, MD. Call (434) 924-5301 for inquiries or appointments. Further information of interest to patients of this clinic can be found from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ web site.
UVA Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic
Helping Patients Heal
Management of non-healing wounds can be a challenge. At the University of Virginia Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic, we are committed to caring for non-healing wounds through a multidisciplinary approach. Our goal is to offer a high quality, cost-effective treatment to allow you to heal and return to a normal life. By bringing together specialists from all aspects of wound care into one location, you can conveniently receive the best therapy options for wound healing.
Our Multidisciplinary Team
A variety of wounds can be managed at the Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic, including pressure ulcers, leg or foot ulcers, non-healing surgical wounds, traumatic wounds and burn injuries, skin tears, cancer-associated wounds, radiation injuries, and wounds related to peripheral vascular disease or diabetes mellitus. Additionally, patients recently discharged from the hospital with a wound may benefit from follow up at our center.
We will work with your primary care physicians to coordinate care and keep them informed of your progress. It all starts with an evaluation and then treatment by one of more of our specialty providers and certified wound specialists.
Wound Care Services
Many services are offered for the management of non-healing wounds. These services include:
Wound evaluation and monitoring
Cleaning and bandaging
Advanced dressing selection
Pressure treatments, including compression wraps and negative-pressure wound therapy
Moisture treatments and tissue builders
Biological dressing/Skin substitutes
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Surgical therapies, if necessary, including removing unhealthy or dead tissue that prohibits the healing of wounds, or would biopsies to detect abnormal tissues or infections
Coordination of advanced surgical or medical care if indicated
Get an Appointment
Some insurance carriers require prior authorization for our services. If you have any questions specific to your insurance, please call the Wound Care Clinic at 434-243-7052. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you on the best way to set up an appointment.
UVA Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center
Healing Through Oxygen and Pressure
The Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center offers two state-of-the-art services to both inpatients and outpatients at the University: hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy and transcutaneous oximetry (often referred to as TCOM). TCOM is a noninvasive way of measuring oxygen tension in the body tissues. HBO therapy is a way of delivering increased amounts of oxygen to the body tissues by breathing 100% oxygen in a chamber that has been pressurized to more than atmospheric pressure.
Approved HBO Treatment Indications
HBO has been proven to be beneficial for patients diagnosed with the following conditions:
Radiation tissue damage
Compromised skin grafts or flaps
Necrotizing soft tissue infection
Air or gas embolism
How Does HBO Therapy Work?
HBOT brings oxygen saturated blood to tissues that are lacking adequate oxygen. This may help your wound heal faster and avoid infection.
The HBO Evaluation and Approval Process
You will have an initial evaluation by one of our trained Hyperbaric Oxygen physicians, and together will determine if HBOT is right for you. If you meet the criteria for HBOT, you may be asked to have a few additional non-invasive tests the same day.
Our HBOT staff will start the process to see if your insurance will cover the cost of treatment and once you are approved we will schedule you for your treatments. Most patients who qualify will need several daily sessions for a few weeks in a row.
What happens during hyperbaric treatment?
You will be in the chamber for about 2 hours during each session. You will lie down in the chamber and watch TV/movies while our expert staff start the process. They will evaluate you before, during and after each treatment to make sure you are tolerating them well. We can even make housing arrangements for you to stay closer to UVA during your treatments if needed.
Get an appointment
If you are interested in learning more about how hyperbaric oxygen treatment may help, or to see if TCOM testing may be useful for your problem, please call the Hyperbaric Oxygen Service at (434) 982-3999
Comprehensive breast reconstruction services are offered by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons at UVA Health locations. We specialize in immediate and delayed breast reconstruction. We also have interest and experience in addressing problems related to previous reconstructive procedures. Immediate reconstruction is done in combination with a Breast Cancer Surgeon and occurs at the same time as a mastectomy. To learn more about Breast Cancer Care at UVA click on Lear More below.
If you have already had your cancer treatments and are looking to start your reconstruction or want to address problems related to previous reconstruction click on Learn More below.