Why Abrazo for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine?
Our Wound Healing Centers provide state-of-the-art technology, advanced wound care techniques and experienced teams of health care professionals to help heal difficult and chronic wounds.
Comprehensive care includes the assessment of systemic and localized factors affecting wound healing. A multidisciplinary approach ensures individualized patient care in order to optimize a positive outcome. Our team includes general, vascular and plastic surgeons, podiatrists, certified wound care specialists, nurses, hyperbaric nurses, and physicians who are trained in hyperbaric medicine.
Wound Management Includes:
• Modern wound care technology
• Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy
• Coordination of care
• Lower extremity edema control
• Support services
• Discharge planning
Successful management of patients with wound healing challenges can exceed the ability of the individual physician’s office. This is due to the complexity and time consuming nature of care, resources and the specialized tertiary wound care technology necessary to achieve optimum results.
Types of Resistant Wounds Treated Include:
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Lower Leg Ulcers
- Bone Infections
- Skin Tears and Lacerations
- Radiation Burns
- Post-Operative Infections
- Slow- or Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
- Failing Skin and Muscle Grafts
- Immunosuppressive Disorder Wounds
Most wounds do not require Hyperbaric Medicine to heal. Unfortunately, there are patients with systemic diseases that will not heal under normal situations and can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).
Hyperbaric Medicine is a specialized treatment for a variety of conditions, including adjunctive wound treatment. While in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber, patients breathe 100% oxygen for session times determined by the physician, depending on the patient’s condition. The purpose is to increase oxygenation at the tissue level. The initial consultation of the HBOT candidate is with one of our HBOT physicians. The medical history and examination identifies any potential tests or information that may be required. Prior to any clinic visit, laboratory or radiology reports from the primary physician are appreciated.
Hyperbaric chambers are available at Arizona Heart Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital and West Valley Hospital
The following tests are required prior to starting HBOT:
• Chest x-ray
• 12 lead EKG, >40 yrs., cardiac history
• Digoxin and antiseizure medication levels
• Echocardiogram, if history of CHF
Patients are usually treated for a number of sessions determined on a case by case basis depending on the patient’s condition, Monday through Friday, and re-evaluated weekly.
View Abrazo's Outpatient Wound Care information.
View Paradise Valley Hospital Wound Care information.
View West Valley Hospital Wound Care information.
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Services are offered at these locations: