The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at MountainView Regional Medical Center is an outpatient clinic that specializes in the management of all types of wounds including: diabetic ulcers, venous/arterial ulcers, pressure ulcers (bedsores), non-healing surgical incisions, infected wounds, burns and traumatic wounds.
At the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, we address the factors that can block one’s ability to heal such as: diabetes, poor circulation, infection, nutritional deficiencies, immobility and pressure injury. We optimize the patient's ability to heal by using advanced therapies and interventions including: hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bioengineered skin substitutes (grafts), VAC (negative pressure) therapy, IV antibiotics and wound debridement.
The center is staffed by specially trained physicians, nurses, technicians, nutritionists and diabetic educators. Our team works with your primary physician and caregivers to develop a treatment plan that speeds healing and decreases the probability of serious complications related to a non-healing wound.
Am I a Candidate for the Wound Center?
If you are one of nearly 5 million Americans suffering from a chronic or non-healing wound or a wound that had not responded to prior treatment, the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at MountainView Regional Medical Center can help you. At the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, physicians provide comprehensive management for your wound while your primary care physician continues to treat the underlying condition and provide for your overall care.
What Causes Wounds
Chronic and hard-to-heal wounds can be difficult to treat for various reasons including:
-Compromised blood flow
-Inadequate or Poor Nutrition
-Effects of Radiation
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is a medical treatment that enhances wound healing by increasing the amount of oxygen to the wound. During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the patient spends 90-minutes in a clear cylindrical airtight chamber while surrounded by 100 percent oxygen. The patient may nap or watch television while undergoing treatment. HBO is used to treat a wide range of conditions including: problematic wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, osteomylelitis and radiation tissue damage. Our trained staff can help your physician determine if HBO is right for you.
Becoming a Wound Care Patient
Your primary care physician may refer you or you may call our clinic to reschedule your own appointment. However, your insurance may require a referral. Treatment is administered on an outpatient basis. For more information about the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at MountainView Regional Medical Center, please call 575-556-6855.