Nearly six million people suffer from chronic wounds every year. If not addressed early, many could result in a serious infection, gangrene, amputation or other life-altering conditions.
A wound that has not healed in a month´s time should be evaluated by a wound care specialist. From diabetic, venous leg and pressure wounds to burns and trauma wounds, non-healing wounds can dramatically alter a person´s life — impacting activity level and threatening health.
Houston Methodist offers wound care and hyperbaric medicine programs featuring specially trained physicians to monitor, manage and treat chronic, non-healing wounds. Research and new technologies are changing the way chronic wounds are treated. More options are available today than ever before, such as bio-engineered skin substitutes, specialized dressings and the latest compression wraps.
Physicians and clinicians work collaboratively in assessing your overall health, diet, lifestyle and environmental conditions in order to establish a specific treatment plan and wound care program. Members of the treatment team are highly trained specialists, including nurses, vascular surgeons and general surgeons. The team is designed to work with, not to replace, a patient´s primary care or referring physician.
Perhaps the best way to learn about our highly trained specialists at Houston Methodist is through our patients.
Featured Service: Hyperbaric Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is among the newest technologies in wound care treatment. The process increases the amount of oxygen in the patient´s blood, enabling oxygen to pass more easily through plasma and into the wounds – prompting more rapid healing. Learn more about this advanced treatment.