Treating Burns

Michael Cooper, MD, Dir., Regional Burn Center, Staten Island University Hospital, explains the philosophy of the center -- that a burn changes a life forever. Dr. Cooper discusses how he and his clinical team treat burn survivors, from the initial trauma, through the long recovery process, with minimal disfigurement. Topics include: the anatomy of the different layers of our skin, how the different types of burns affect the layers of skin, the complexity of treatments used in healing burns, when surgery is necessary, what a designated regional burn center does, and the importance of the center's team approach to treating long-term trauma of burn survivors.

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