An estimated 6.5 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 the Advanced Wound Treatment Center at HCA Houston Southeast, we realize that healing wounds is a complex process involving thorough assessment, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Our highly skilled team comprised of wound care physicians, nurses and other medical professionals work with each patient in developing an individualized plan of care, utilizing a systemic, focused and evidenced based approach to produce consistent high quality patient outcomes.

Wounds conditions treated

At our wound care center, physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and other specialists collaborate to treat wounds, including diabetic wounds of the lower extremity (DWLE).

Diabetes affects approximately 23 million Americans, and an estimated 15 percent of them will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime. Every year, more than one million people with diabetes will develop foot ulcers, 20 to 30 percent of whom may eventually require amputation. Aggressive and advanced wound care can prevent this outcome.

At our wound care center, physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and other specialists 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

Our wound treatment services

At the Advanced Wound Treatment Center, we use the most innovative therapies, treatments and products available to treat wounds and preserve limbs, such as:

  • Conventional and advanced wound dressings
  • Biological skin substitutes
  • Debridement
  • Vacuum-assisted closure devices
  • Pressure wound therapy
  • Compression therapy
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Wound debridement
  • Offloading
  • Multidisciplinary coordination of care

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is the most advanced therapy available to heal wounds. We have three hyperbaric oxygen chambers at HCA Houston Southeast, which means we can accommodate patients by offering various treatment times.

During HBO, patients breathe 100 percent oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure. The oxygen diffuses into the blood plasma. Oxygen-rich plasma diffuses up to three times further into the tissue, so the body receives at least 10 times its normal supply of oxygen. Swelling and discomfort is minimized while healing is maximized.

Indications for wounds that may be treated with HBO include:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Delayed radiation injury after cancer treatment
  • Preparation and preservation of compromised grafts/flaps after surgery
  • Enhancement of healing in select problematic wounds
  • Crush injuries or other traumatic injuries
  • Necrotizing infections
  • Gas gangrene
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Acute CO poisoning
  • Osteomyelitis infection

Visiting the Advanced Wound Center

Our wound treatment team starts with a head-to-toe assessment of your health to get to the underlying reasons why a wound is not healing. Afterwards, 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.

The Advanced Wound Treatment Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (713) 359-2273. We accept most insurance plans.

Advanced Wound Center at HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast

3801 Vista Road Suite 180

Pasadena, TX 77504

Wound care at HCA Houston Healthcare

Wound care involves medical intervention to heal a wound after injury. Specialized treatment is provided for wounds that are non-healing or refuse to heal on their own. To promote healing, learning how to properly dress and care for wounds is vital.

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