Burn Definitions and Procedures
Burn Treatment Services
Our goal in treating burn patients is to help them recover as fully, quickly, and comfortably as possible. That's why the burn treatment team stays by the patient's side throughout the entire treatment process.
The process begins with extensive evaluation and resuscitation procedures during the first three days after injury. During this acute phase, we concentrate on helping the patient be as comfortable as possible, providing fluids and checking for other related injuries and conditions.
Types of Burns
There are varying degrees of burn injuries. Learn more about types of burns.
The Kessler Burn Center accepts and treats all burn patients, from adults to children and from minor burns to severe burn injuries.
The Most Advanced Treatments
Throughout the healing process, we use the most advanced technologies and innovative treatments available, such as skin grafts and vacuum-assisted closure techniques (VAC).
We usually treat severe burns by doing one or more skin grafts. A skin graft is a surgical procedure in which healthy skin is taken from one area of a patient's body and transplanted to the injured area. When a patient doesn't have enough healthy skin to donate for a graft, or is too weak for the skin removal surgery, skin from another person or animal, or a manufactured skin substitutes can be used temporarily. Another possibility is to use cultured skin, new skin grown in a lab from the patient's own skin cells.
Skin grafts are one part of the reconstruction process, designed to help burn victims return as much as possible to their normal appearance and way of life.
Kessler Burn Center, call (585) 275-2876.
Kessler Trauma Center, call (585) 275-8000.
Transfer Center, call (800) 499-9298 (24 hours).
Prevention is Key
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