We’re PASSIONATE about wound care!
At Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston we have assembled a team of wound care experts, dedicated to serving the growing population of patients suffering from diabetic wounds, lower extremity ulcers, post-surgery wounds, traumatic wounds, radiation related and other difficult, non-healing wounds.
In Houston, we have one of the largest diabetic communities in the nation, and a great number of them suffer from diabetic and/or chronic wounds. When a bandage and triple antibiotic ointments aren’t enough to help your wound heal within a couple of weeks, it may be time to look for professional, knowledgeable wound experts to help your body heal.
Chronic wounds are sometimes caused by trauma resulting from accidents and falls, but they are often associated with underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, clogged arteries, and diseases of the veins. Our wound care team treats the most difficult wounds and manages the individual needs of each patient using state of the art wound care techniques and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
At Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston, our commitment to the care and treatment of wounds include:
- Surgical wounds
- Venous insufficiency
- Compromised immune system
- Peristomal skin irritation
- Other chronic wounds
- Other non-healing wounds
Offering The Most Advanced Wound Treatment Options.
We provide a variety of advanced clinical treatments including:
- Bioengineered grafts to support healing
- Growth factors to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanisms
- Advanced wound dressing technology
- Compression management for edema management
- IV antibiotics to treat wound, skin and bone infections
- Hyperbaric oxygen treatments
- Wound vacs
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
At Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston Wound Care and Hyperbarics, we treat patients with hyperbaric oxygen when certain types of wounds and other conditions are present and confirmed by diagnostic testing. Hyperbaric Oxygen is a non-invasive treatment approved by Medicare and other health insurance providers.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (HBOT) are used to infuse 100% oxygen into the body at pressure to help heal wounds. HBOT was developed initially to treat deep-sea divers and flight crews who suffer from decompression sickness (also known as “the bends”). As the technology progressed, HBOT began to be used for many other conditions including 13 Medicare approved conditions, including certain diabetic lower extremity ulcers. It is highly effective for ulcers of this type and other chronic wounds that may not heal without advanced treatments.
Hyperbaric oxygen involves exposing the body to 100% oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure. This promotes angiogenesis (generation of new blood vessels), minimizes swelling, promotes bone healing and helps antibiotics kill bacteria more efficiently. These combined effects allow the body to heal itself more quickly.
At Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston, we offer state of the art, personal hyperbaric chambers (monoplace) that allow you to watch television or a movie, or even nap while your treatment is in progress.
Some approved indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments include:
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Certain diabetic ulcers of the lower extremity
- Crush injuries
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Progressive necrotizing infection and fasciitis
- Chronic Refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)
Our Wound Care Team
Foundation Surgical Hospital of Houston Wound Care and Hyperbarics Wound Care Team is made up of seasoned wound care professionals who treat you like family; because you are! Our knowledgeable staff have specialized wound care training and are ready to help you on the road to healing. From physicians, to Registered Nurses, to a seasoned office coordinator and HBO Technician, our team is ready to get healed and back on the road to recovery from your non-healing wound.
We’re PASSIONATE about wound care!
For more information about our wound care and hyperbaric oxygen treatments, please give us a call at 713.375.7755 . Records can be sent via fax to 713.375.7757.