Wound Care Specialist located in Upper Manhattan and Washington Heights, New York, NY
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Amputations services offered in Upper Manhattan and Washington Heights, New York, NY

Up to 150,000 Americans undergo lower limb amputations each year. At the practice of Dr. Sapna Pandya, with offices in the Washington Heights and Manhattan Valley neighborhoods of New York City, New York, advanced wound care specialist Sapna Pandya, DPM, has years of experience providing post amputation wound care. Dr. Pandya offers compassionate wound care, treating every patient as a valued individual. Call the nearest office or book online today to request an amputation consultation.

Amputations Q&A

What are amputations?

An amputation is the removal of part or all of an extremity or limb. Some of the most common reasons that people need amputations include:

  • Diabetes
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Gangrene (tissue death)
  • Frostbite
  • Neuroma (thickening of the nerve tissue)
  • Crush injuries

If nonsurgical approaches don’t provide results, you have irreparable trauma, or are at risk for infection spreading, amputation could be the best choice. After amputation, post amputation wound care is essential. 

What is post amputation wound care?

Post amputation wound care is the medical treatment of surgical wounds following an amputation. Dr. Pandya is an advanced wound care specialist specializing in post amputation care following amputations at or below the bottom of the knee.

When might I need post amputation wound care?

Everyone who undergoes amputation needs post amputation wound care to properly heal. Without the proper wound care, infection could quickly set in and spread into your body, so it’s important to start wound care immediately after your amputation. 

Also, many people who undergo foot or lower limb amputations need a prosthetic device (artificial foot or limb), and you can’t wear a prosthetic unless you’re fully healed.

What is the treatment process after an amputation? 

After an amputation, Dr. Pandya recommends starting post amputation wound care immediately. While the treatment approach varies with each person, she generally uses a combination of wound-healing practices to stimulate the most effective and fastest recovery. Your treatment may include:

  • Stitch and staple removal
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Prescription topical ointment
  • Biologics
  • Wound dressings
  • Physical therapy

Dr. Pandya focuses on helping you return to full mobility. Depending on the type of amputation, you may need a prosthetic (artificial foot or lower limb), so she helps you prepare and makes sure it fits and works properly. Or, you may need a custom orthotic to restore foot and lower leg balance.

Amputation is a life-changing surgery, and the recovery process may seem intimidating and scary. Dr. Sapna Pandya calms your fears and smooths your path to recovery, providing the highest standard of care with a compassionate approach. 

Call the office or click the online scheduler for post amputation wound care today.