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Comprehensive Wound Healing Center

Comprehensive Wound Healing CenterAt Touro’s Comprehensive Wound Healing Center, an expert team of specially trained physicians, nurses, and clinical support staff is available to address your chronic wound care needs using the latest technology and techniques.

There are many factors that may be delaying or preventing the healing of your wound. With this in mind, Touro’s wound care team performs a complete history and physical exam which allows us to develop an individualized treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs.

The Comprehensive Would Healing Center works with each referring physician to develop a specialized care plan for treating a variety of problem wounds, including wounds that have not healed in several weeks, post radiation tissue injury, diabetes-related foot or ankle ulcers, crush injuries, venous stasis or arterials insufficiency ulcers, wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma, compromised grafts and flaps, gangrene, pressure ulcers, necrotizing soft tissue infection, carbon monoxide poisoning and more.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapyThe treatment plan may include some or a combination of the following:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Laboratory studies
  • X-rays
  • Vascular studies
  • Consult for surgical debridement to remove infected tissue and bone
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Application of specialty dressings or ointments
  • Use of crutches, wheelchairs or other off-loading techniques
  • Consult for nutritional supplements or counseling
  • Consult for physical therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Touro’s Comprehensive Wound Healing Center specializes in the hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with chronic wounds and blood circulation. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has many benefits for patients including wound healing, stimulation of white blood cells, new blood vessel formation and protection of damaged tissue.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is often used to treat wounds such as abdominal stomas, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers and other hard-to-heal wounds. Patients going through the hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be placed in a comfortable chamber and will breathe in 100 percent oxygen. The pure oxygen will enter the bloodstream to stimulate small blood vessel growth, promote new skin growth and help fight infections. The chamber is pressurized as recommended by a patient’s doctor.

Conditions that may warrant hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • Acute carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Decompression illness
  • Gas embolism
  • Crush injuries
  • Progressive necrotizing fascitis
  • Failed skin grafts
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Acute arterial embolism or thrombis
  • Actinomycosis
  • Diabetic ulcers

Contact Touro’s Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at (504) 897-7732 to make an appointment for a consultation or e-mail woundcenter@touro.com  

Referrals: It is recommended that a referral and preauthorization be performed by each patient’s primary care physician prior to setting up an appointment to avoid delay of services.

Location:
Touro Comprehensive Wound Healing Center
1401 Foucher St., 1st Floor

Contact:
Phone: (504) 897-7732
Hours: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
Email: woundcenter@touro.com

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