Wound Treatment Center
An estimated five million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, vascular disorders, traumatic injuries, pressure ulcers and other conditions that slow down the body’s healing process.
At HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, we realize that healing wounds is a complex process involving thorough assessment, diagnosis and appropriate treatment that will achieve optimum results.
Physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and other specialists at our Wound Treatment Center collaborate to treat wounds, including diabetic wounds of the lower extremity (DWLE). Additional indications for advanced wound care include:
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Vasculitic ulcers
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Complex soft-tissue wounds
- Traumatic wounds
- Infected wounds
We use the most innovative therapies, treatments and products available to treat wounds and preserve limbs. Our staff receives continuing education on advanced wound care to remain on the cutting edge of treatment options.
Some of our services include:
- Conventional wound dressings
- Advanced wound dressings
- Pressure wound therapy
- Biological skin substitutes
- Compression therapy
- Multiplace hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Wound debridement
- Multidisciplinary coordination of care
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
We are here to help you heal, whether you are suffering from a chronic non-healing wound, traumatic injury, pressure sores, surgery or any other condition.
Our Wound Treatment Center offers convenient, personalized outpatient services and treatment options, including multiplace hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in a private, comfortable setting.
What differentiates our treatment facility is that we are one of only three multi-place facilities in the Houston metro region. This means we can comfortably accommodate patients with morbid obesity, claustrophobia and other conditions that would make treatment in a normal hyperbaric chamber unfeasible.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Radiation injuries
- Preparation and preservation of compromised grafts/flaps
- Advancement of healing in problem wounds
- Crush injuries
- Necrotizing infections
- Gas gangrene
- Arterial insufficiency
- Acute carbon monoxide poisoning
Our treatment begins with a head-to-toe assessment of your health to get to the underlying reasons why a wound is not healing. After your assessment, the treatment we recommend for you will follow national standards of care with a goal of healing your wound in 16 weeks or less. Our highly skilled team focuses on you and your needs in developing a course of treatment.
During hyperbaric oxygen treatment:
- You breath 100 percent oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure
- The oxygen diffuses in the blood plasma
- Oxygen-rich plasma diffuses up to three times further into the tissue
- Your body receives at least 10 times its normal supply of oxygen
- Swelling and discomfort is minimized
- Healing is maximized
The Wound Treatment Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A doctor’s referral is not required, and we accept most insurance plans.
For more information about our Wound Treatment Center or to schedule an appointment, please call (281) 338-3050.