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Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Overview

Welcome to the TGMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. As a comprehensive wound healing center, we treat all wounds, but specialize in those that have become difficult to heal.

Our approach to wound healing is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies that aid and accelerate the healing process.

Our center is staffed by clinicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We are dedicated to healing wounds, preventing lower limb loss and optimizing outcomes for our patients.

If you or a loved one has a wound that is of concern or is not healing properly, we encourage you to visit the wound center for an evaluation.

A wound that is not healing properly may be complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous radiation treatment. Sometimes, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body’s normal healing process is affected. Other types of hard to heal wounds result from pressure, trauma or infection. Non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.

We treat all wounds including, but not limited to:

  • Foot or leg wounds or ulcers, including diabetic foot ulcers and venous ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Non-healing, post-operative surgical wounds
  • Compromised skin grafts or surgical flaps
  • Late effects of radiation therapy, bony or soft tissue
  • Chronic, refractory osteomyelitis 
  • Infected wounds
  • Crush injuries

Please contact the TGMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at 985-873-4176 to learn more about how we can help you or a loved one.

What is a Comprehensive Wound Healing Center?

 A comprehensive wound healing center is a coordinated outpatient center that utilizes the latest techniques and procedures to provide the best chance of healing. The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center provides care to those suffering from non-healing wounds in a way no other provider can – all in one location.

Our Multidisciplinary Wound Care Specialists  

Our wound healing center is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, along with nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care, who will customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing.

Comprised of general physicians, vascular and plastic surgeons, podiatrists and infectious disease physicians, our team is dedicated to providing the most advanced healing options to patients, allowing them to recover as quickly and completely as possible.

As wound healing specialists, our clinicians have a proven track record of healing wounds – even those that have not responded to other treatments.

Wound Care Treatment Plans

Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce healing time and improve healing rates.

Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, we begin with a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of the wound. A treatment plan is then developed to give patients the best chance for healing. Depending on the type of wound, the treatment plan may include:

  • Infection control
  • Restoration of blood flow
  • Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
  • Offloading
  • Skin substitutes
  • Compression therapy
  • Foot reconstruction
  • Skin graft or flap
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Common Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) may be used as an important adjunctive therapy for a number of approved indications including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Preparation or preservation of compromised skin grafts
  • Compromised flaps
  • Crush Injuries 

How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work:

During HBO therapy, a patient breathes 100% pure oxygen while inside a clear, pressurized chamber. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is about two and a half times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This “hyperbaric” (or high pressure) dose of oxygen helps your blood carry more oxygen to organs and connective tissues to promote wound healing. It also activates the white blood cells to fight infection.
If you or a loved one has a wound or a sore that is not healing, hyperbaric oxygen therapy could help.

What Can Our Wound Care Patients Expect?

Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation and infection. This will help to determine what course of treatment you will need.

Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the center weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. Some things you can do to assist with your healing:

  • Care for your wound at home as directed by the wound care team
  • Take medications as directed
  • Return for your follow-up appointments
  • Keep regular appointments with your primary care physician while you are receiving wound care treatment

Following your treatment plan is the single most important factor in your healing. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 985-873-4176 to learn more about our doctors or treatment plans. We’re happy to clarify anything you feel uncertain about regarding the wound care treatment process.

Contact Us

TGMC Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

8120 Main Street

Houma, LA  70360

985-873-4176

 

 

For more information please call

985-873-4141