Your body has the innate ability to heal itself. But sometimes, significant burns or chronic wounds like diabetic ulcers don’t heal properly or heal slower than they should.

Slow-healing wounds don’t respond to your immune system and put you at risk of infection, pain, and other serious complications. Fortunately, if you have a slow-healing wound, debridement can help accelerate your body’s healing process.

Rachel Alt, MD, Brian Prebil, DO, Jarvis Walters, DO, and our team at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, located in Peoria, Arizona, specialize in minimally invasive wound debridement to promote healing. Here’s what you need to know.

How minimally invasive wound debridement works

Slow-healing wounds can cause significant damage to surrounding tissue. Sometimes, the tissue gets so damaged that it dies. This dead tissue can harbor bacteria that increase your risk of infection. Fortunately, debridement is a procedure to remove it.

Traditional debridement methods, like surgical excision, can be painful. They often require extended healing time and may even cause additional damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. However, minimally invasive surgical wound debridement is a modern approach that promotes healing while minimizing discomfort and scarring.

At the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, we specialize in robotic debridement and laparoscopic debridement. These methods utilize specialized surgical instruments and techniques to remove dead and contaminated tissue without causing excessive damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

We carefully cut away the dead and contaminated tissue around your wound. Removing the dead tissue reduces your risk of infection and allows for the growth of new healthy tissue.

We select the best debridement method for your situation, and we have experience using minimally invasive methods to treat a variety of wounds, including burns, diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, and traumatic injuries.

The benefits of minimally invasive wound debridement for healing

If you need wound debridement, ask our team if minimally invasive debridement is a good option for you. It offers a handful of benefits over traditional debridement methods, including:


With minimally invasive surgical wound debridement, we can identify and remove only the dead and contaminated tissue. Enhanced precision means we thoroughly debride the wound and preserve the surrounding healthy tissue. This method promotes new healthy tissue growth and faster recovery.

Less pain

Wounds are painful, and traditional wound debridement methods can cause more pain and longer healing times. Alternatively, minimally invasive debridement reduces trauma to surrounding tissue. We perform debridement under local anesthesia, and you can expect less discomfort during and after your procedure.

Lower risk of infection

Since dead and contaminated wound tissue can cause infection, removing it is essential for healing. Minimally invasive wound debridement removes the tissue to help reduce your risk of infection and accelerate your body’s natural healing process.

Improved aesthetics

Traditional wound debridement methods can cause scarring. Since our debridement methods are minimally invasive, treatment often results in smaller and less noticeable scars.

Faster healing time

Removing dead and contaminated tissue encourages new tissue growth, so your body can heal faster so you can quickly return to your normal activities.

When you have a slow-healing wound, debridement is an essential part of the healing process. Learn more during a consultation at the Center for Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery in Peoria, Arizona. Contact us at 623-486-7700 or send us a message online today.

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