Burn treatment and care in South Denver
Swedish Medical Center is proud to be one of the only Level 1 Trauma Centers with a dedicated burn unit in the south metro Denver area. Our comprehensive burn center offers two dedicated operating rooms, a burn intensive care unit, specialty pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), outpatient burn and reconstructive clinic and dedicated staff trained in the care and management of burn injuries. At the Burn and Reconstructive Center at Swedish Medical Center, we strive to provide high quality, advanced specialized burn and reconstructive care to both adult and pediatric patients with a multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to increasing patient health outcomes. Our program provides 24/7 coverage by physicians who are specially trained in burn and reconstructive care.
For referrals, questions and treatment guidance, call (855) 863-9595.
State-of-the-art burn center
The leading-edge facility at Swedish Medical Center offers two hyperbaric chambers for the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning as well as treatment for wounds. We also have a hydrotherapy suite for management of burn wounds, and a fractional CO2 laser for burn scar hyperpigmentation, contracture, pain, itching, hypersensitivity and aesthetics.
Take a virtual tour of the Burn and Reconstructive Center at Swedish Medical Center.
Patient amenities and services
We provide iPads outside of every patient room with all necessary precautions (isolation, surgery prep, diet, etc.) as well as MyCare electronic patient boards instead of standard white boards to improve communication among caregivers as well as with the patient.
We also offer PlayStation 4s for increased patient entertainment options, digital clocks with temperature readouts, custom colored epoxy flooring and electrified glass at patient room doors, eliminating the need for privacy curtains, which minimizes risk of infection.
Each patient has a private bathroom and bedside dialysis connections.
Outpatient burn clinic
In addition to our specialized inpatient burn unit, Swedish also provides burn care through our outpatient burn clinic. This outpatient center offers a variety of advanced treatments and therapy options for patients of any age with any type of burn injury and is open five days a week for both scheduled and walk-in appointments.
Our clinic is open five days a week for both scheduled and walk-in appointments.
Burn injuries and non-burn injuries we treat
We care for patients of all ages, including infants, children, adults and geriatric patients. Conditions we treat include:
- Burns of any degree or depth
- Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)
- Steven Johnson Syndrome (skin and mucous membrane disorder)
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis (rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes)
- Erythema multiforme (skin disorder including lesions)
- Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (red, blistering skin that looks like a burn)
- Fournier’s gangrene (perineum and genital flesh-eating infection)
- Drug reaction with Eosinophilia
- Systemic burn symptoms
Our program provides 24/7 coverage by physicians who are specially trained in burn and reconstructive care.
Reconstructive specialty services
- Burn reconstruction
- Cancer reconstruction
- Cyst aspiration
- Mott’s reconstruction
- Lymphedema surgery
- Hand and wrist surgery including tendon, bone, nerve, and blood vessel repair
- Peripheral nerve surgery including nerve compression syndromes
- Targeted muscle reinnervation
- Migraine surgery
- Head and neck reconstruction
- Breast reconstruction
- Brachial Plexus reconstruction and acute management
- Complex microvascular reconstruction
- Limb salvage
Burn Survivor and Family Support Services
Burn Survivor and Family Support Group
The Burn and Reconstructive Center offers a Burn Survivor and Family Support Group that supports the physical and psychological healing associated with a burn injury. Healing after a burn injury can be a lifelong journey of physical, emotional and social recovery. The Burn and Reconstructive Center is dedicated to supporting you through this process.
Download the Burn Survivor Support Group Brochure
Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery)
Integrated into the Burn Center is the Phoenix Society’s support program of Phoenix SOAR. This service offers survivors and loved ones the opportunity to receive peer mentorship from others who have gone through similar experiences and injuries. This program is a part of our support services, focusing on survivor mental health, healing, and social reintegration.
ICU Family Support Group
The Burn and Reconstructive Center offers a support group designed to support families of loved ones in the intensive care unit. This group is led by health care professionals and is offered weekly.
The Burn Foundation supports burn survivors in their journey of recovery as well as to prevent others from experiencing the traumatic event of a burn injury.
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is a dedicated organization that supports and empowers anyone impacted by a burn injury. The Burn and Reconstructive Center at Swedish Medical Center encourages our patients, families, and loved ones to reach out and receive support from this well-known organization. Learn more at Phoenix-Society.org.
- Burn care tips
- Burn and fire prevention tips
- Map and directions
- Burn clinic intake form
- Cuestionario del paciente
- Emergency treatment of burns
- Treatment of minor burns poster
- Burn education for healthcare providers
- Burn Care Radio podcast
- The Burn Care Radio can be found on the following podcast directories: Spotify, Buzz Sprout, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, Tune In Radio, Pocket Cast, Cast Box, Overcast, Castro, iHeartRadio