Grossman Burn Center in Kansas City, MO

Grossman Burn Center at Research Medical Center is a plastic surgery-based medical facility specializing in the comprehensive treatment of burns. We offer a wide range of services, including acute care, reconstruction, rehabilitation and psychological counseling. We are dedicated to touching lives with hope, healing, comfort and care while restoring patients as close to their pre-injury status as possible.

To learn more about our burn care services, call (800) 386-9355.

Burn care at Research Medical Center

Founded in 1969, the Grossman Burn Center has earned a reputation as an innovative leader in burn care. Many pioneering techniques, which are now standard practice in burn treatment, were developed by founder Dr. A. Richard Grossman.

Grossman Burn Centers are known for their expertise in providing acute and reconstructive burn care in a compassionate, nurturing, personalized and team-centered environment. This helps us maximize patient comfort and achieve speedier recoveries with better results.

Features of our 8-bed dedicated burn unit include:

  • A dedicated burn surgical suite
  • A helipad for rapid transport
  • Community safety and prevention education programs
  • Post discharge programs
  • Psychological support programs
  • Telemedicine services

Our burn care team

Together with each patient and their family members, we work to heal burns and chronic wounds. We provide individualized burn and wound care in a compassionate, nurturing environment. Our specialized team includes:

  • Burn surgeons
  • Chaplains
  • Medical physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Pediatric critical care physicians
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Social workers
  • Specialty surgeons
  • Volunteers

Burn treatment

We offer state-of-the-art burn care, including:

  • Biological skin substitutes (bioengineered skin and collagen products)
  • Biopsies (removal of cells or tissues)
  • Compression therapy and wraps (increasing blood flow by strengthening vein support)
  • Debridement (removal of dead, damaged or infected tissue) under anesthesia
  • Homograft skin grafting (taking tissue from a donor) and autograft skin grafting (taking tissue from the patient)
  • Hydrotherapy (use of water to relieve pain and treat burns and wounds)
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (breathing almost pure oxygen to encourage the healing of serious wounds)
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (drawing out fluid and infection from a wound)
  • Plastic surgery
  • Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring (determining the amount of healing oxygen reaching the skin)
  • Topical dressings revascularization (restoring the passage of fluid through the circulatory system or lymphatic system)