Advanced burn care center in Richmond

The burn care specialists at Chippenham Hospital's wound care center and trauma center provide superior care for patients with significant burn injuries of all types and severities, including friction, radiation, electrical and chemical burns.

To learn more about our burn care services, contact our Consult-A-Nurse® line by calling (804) 320-3627.

Your burn care team may include:

  • Burn and trauma surgeons
  • Burn care nurse
  • Case managers
  • Physical therapists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Psychologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers

Burn care treatments and services

Our burn specialists provide comprehensive rehabilitation services for patients who have sustained serious burns. We will do everything in our capacity to return you to the highest possible level of independence and function.

The burn center at Chippenham offers a wide range of advanced burn treatments. Depending on your condition, you may receive one of the following treatments or services:

  • Skin graft surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Occupational and/or physical therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Tissue expanders
  • Tissue transfers or flaps
  • Nutrition services
  • Laser treatment
  • Speech language pathology
  • Custom garment applications

Skin grafting for burns

Skin grafting is an operation where surgeons cover burns with healthy skin extracted from another area of the body or from another person. Skin grafting is used to cover wounds and minimize scarring.