Specialties and Services

Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

The LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine located inside Millcreek Community Hospital specializes in the treatment of non-healing, chronic wounds and their co-morbidities. Chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the United States and the incidence is expected to rise at a rate of 2% annually over the next decade. An aging population and increasing rate of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy contribute to the chronic wound epidemic.

Focus on the Patient

The LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, led by James Y. Lin, D.O., offers an evidence-based systematic approach to advanced wound care. Treatment options include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings, growth factor therapies and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. These treatments are the result of a team-based approach between the Center’s physicians, nurses and HBO technicians and the referring physician. A specialized treatment plan is developed and scheduled based on the patient’s condition and needs. Collaboration and utilization of other specialists are utilized as needed.

The Wound Center was awarded Center of Distinction in 2014, and 2016, 2019 and 2021, and Center of Excellence in 2017 and 2018.

Let us help you get back to the life you love. We participate with all major insurance plans. Call (814) 868-3999 for more information.

Generally, we are able to schedule patients within three business days!

Who May Benefit from our Special Care?

Types of wounds we treat include:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Ischemic Ulcers
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Burns
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Non-healing Surgical Wounds
  • Other Chronic, Non-healing Wounds
  • Delayed Radiation Injury with wound

Types of non-wound conditions we treat:

  • Delayed Radiation Injury to soft tissues, such as cystitis and fistula’s
  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection)
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw
  • Specific sudden neuro-related hearing loss
  • Specialized Training

Physicians, nurses and technicians are trained in the latest therapeutic methods in wound management as well as updated with breaking information about the industry, policies and procedures. This includes initial and ongoing training to ensure continuity of care, as well as a high standard of care for all patients.

Region’s First Provider Authorized to Administer 3C Patch

3C Patch

The LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is proud to be the region’s first provider authorized to administer the Reapplix 3C Patch. The 3C Patch is FDA approved for the management of diabetic ulcerations.

How the 3C Patch Works

First, a small blood sample is drawn directly into the 3C Patch device. The sample is then placed directly into the 3CP Centrifuge, and in approximately 18 minutes the 3CP process is complete and the patch is applied directly to the wound. Multiple patches can be used for larger wounds.

For more information on the 3C Patch, visit 3cpatch-experience.com or call the LECOM Institute for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at (814) 868-3999.

Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Videos

Advanced Wound Care

The hyperbaric chamber at LECOM Advanced Wound Care was instrumental in getting me healed. It’s a commitment, but the staff does a great job at keeping you at ease. As long as you commit to it and follow their directions, the benefits are incredible. I am completely healed.

Daniel, Advanced Wound Care patient

Advanced Wound Care

The staff are all very knowledgeable. I’m a business owner with an active lifestyle. Because of their care, I’ve been able to sustain my business. Dr. Hankins was so attentive. He was able to identify an infection in my leg and do surgery to clean it up. The care I received at LECOM Advanced Wound Care has saved my life.

Deundra, Advanced Wound Care patient

Advanced Wound Care

Right away, they were so friendly and caring and sincere. I actually looked forward to going – it was like we became good friends. The doctors and the nurses are all very knowledgeable.

Donna, Advanced Wound Care patient

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