Burn care services in Nashville
Severe burns require specialized care to ensure proper healing and minimal scarring. To provide this level of expert care, TriStar Skyline Medical Center's burn physicians work with specialists from various medical disciplines, such as plastic surgery and physical therapy. Through collaboration, we create a comprehensive burn treatment plan tailored to each individual patient to promote healing.
The comprehensive burn and wound care team at TriStar Skyline Medical Center is made up of nationally-recognized, highly-trained specialists with extensive burn experience for both adult and pediatric burn patients.
Our specialized team works with each patient and his/her personal care team to create an individualized burn and wound care treatment and recovery plan. We use the latest medical advancements in surgeries and skin substitutes to help our patients regain nervous and muscular function and feel comfortable about their appearance.
The Burn Center at TriStar Skyline
Severe burns are considered traumatic wounds. That is why our burn care services are provided through our outpatient burn and wound care clinic and supported by our Level II Trauma Center. This means we are equipped to provide advanced care and do everything in our capacity to return you to the highest possible level of independence and function.
Types of burns we treat
Our burn doctors treat significant burn injuries of all types, including:
- Chemical burns
- Electrical burns
- Friction burns
- Radiation burns
Outpatient burn care
In addition to our inpatient burn program, our outpatient services for burn patients include postoperative surgery discharge management, as well as care for acute and chronic wounds, skin disorders, and soft tissue disorders.
Skin graft surgery
Skin grafting for burns involves a surgeon covering burns with healthy skin extracted from another area of your body or from another person. This type of treatment also helps minimize scarring.
Other burn treatments
Depending on your condition, you may also receive one or more of the following treatments and services:
- Custom garment application
- Laser treatment
- Nutrition services
- Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Reconstructive surgery
- Speech-language pathology
- Tissue expanders
- Tissue transfers or flaps
Our burn treatment team
We provide a multidisciplinary burn treatment team to ensure you receive comprehensive care. Our burn care team includes:
- Burn and trauma surgeons
- Burn care nurses
- Case managers
- Physical therapists
- Plastic surgeons
- Respiratory therapists
- Social workers