The Burn and Plastic Surgery Clinics at Harborview provide consistent, skilled and specialized follow-up and outpatient care to both burn and plastic surgery patients, including adults and children, from Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
We care for patients with small acute burns and other acute and chronic wounds, as well as post-hospitalization burns and plastic reconstructive injuries. This includes but is not limited to traumatic injuries to the face and jaw, skin disorders with skin loss, lacerations, pressure sores, ulcers, keloids, congenital defects, skin tumors, and nerve/tendon injuries and amputations. Patients are monitored for changes requiring education, information, emotional support, as well as daily wound care, dressing changes and outpatient physical therapy, including scar control.
We also treat patients with severe skin diseases, such as necrotizing fascitis. Toxic epidermal necrolysis, a drastic skin loss possibly due to a bad reaction to drugs, previously had an 80 percent mortality rate, but treatment with burn care principles has reduced that rate to 15 percent.
Our interdisciplinary care team includes burn surgeons, plastic surgeons, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, therapeutic recreation specialists, and vocational rehabilitation counselors. Patients are seen during outpatient services by the same team and providers as they had during their inpatient hospitalizations.
Services include consultation with health-care professionals such as nutritionists, speech therapists, prosthetists, dermatologists and neurologists. Patients, medical staff and the public may call for information on the care and treatment of burns and plastic surgery conditions.
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To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.744.8948