Treatment Modalities

Skin Substitution

Helps control wound pain and promotes proper wound healing.

Restoring Blood Flow

Is crucial for proper care in areas showing signs of poor circulation.

Infection Control

A critical element of any wound treatment for effective healing.

Advanced Wound Dressing

Advanced dressings reduce heal times and risk of infections.

AMPUTATION PREVENTION is crucial when treating Foot Ulcers, the most common pathway to amputations. Marin is focused on intercepting the progression to achieve complete healing quickly and restore your quality of life.

EXPERIENCE + TECHNOLOGY = HEALING is using the latest advancements in wound care. The treatment of a slow or non-healing wound starts with making a precise diagnosis. Marin uses an integral approach to wound care to form accurate and effective treatment plans.

Wound Types








Why Marin?

Advanced Wound Care

Marin Advanced Wound Center provides compassionate care for patients with chronic non-healing wounds. We use evidence-based medicine and the latest breakthroughs to achieve fast healing rates. We utilize a multidisciplinary team of advanced wound specialists. Our team consists of wound care physicians and certified WOCN nurses. Consultations with plastic surgery, dermatology, and infectious disease are arranged as needed.

Right Diagnosis + Right Treatment = Best Healing

We use the latest advancements in wound care to heal our patients. The treatment of a slow or non-healing wound starts with making a precise diagnosis. Without understanding the cause of the wound, an accurate treatment plan cannot be made. Marin uses an integral approach to wound care which incorporates the use of relevant diagnostic tests.

Amputation Prevention

Foot ulcers most commonly lead the pathway to amputations. Our team is focused on intercepting the progression and inhibiting the recurrence of the ulcers. The goal of treating a patient with a diabetic foot wound is to achieve complete healing as quickly as possible in order to prevent amputation. We strive to restore the patients quality of life, giving them the ability to lead an active, pain free lifestyle.

UCSF Center for Limb Preservation

We have a close relationship with the Limb Preservation Center at UCSF for our diabetic patients and others who have significant blockage of the arteries in their lower limbs. Without adequate arterial blood flow, wounds cannot heal. Vascular surgeons, reconstructive microsurgeons and podiatric surgeons pool their expertise with the aim of restoring blood flow and preventing amputation.

A non-healing diabetic foot ulcer affects the patient’s quality of life. When a complex long-term non-healing wound is left untreated or becomes unresponsive to treatment, an infection may result that may ultimately require amputation to prevent systemic infection throughout the body. The UCSF Center for Limb Preservation & Wound Care specializes in treating these non-healing wounds of the foot, ankle, and leg with the goal of preserving the affected area.

Any non-healing ulcer or can quickly become a limb-threatening situation. Patients with circulation problems, such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or ischemia associated with diabetic small vessel disease, are especially susceptible to the risk of amputation because wounds lacking blood flow cannot heal on their own. In addition, nerve damage from diabetic peripheral neuropathy results in a loss of sensation to the extremities leading to the formation of open wounds. The lack of pain protection and inadequate stimulation of the immune system impacts an ulcer’s ability to heal. Any open wound can lead to infection of the tissue or osteomyelitis, infection of the bone.

Your first step towards an active, pain-free lifestyle starts here.