From left are: Cindy Beattie, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager; Valerie Gonzalez, Administrative Assistant; Rudy E. Vasquez, Director; Marissa Gonzalez, MD, Panel Physician; Jason Orr, Healogics Area Vice President; Chanda Fulgium, Healogics Senior Vice President; and Manuel J. Gonzalez, MD, Medical Director.
The Wound Healing Center at Doctors Hospital of Laredo (DHL), the latest addition to the Doctors Hospital campus, provides a comprehensive range of services for patients suffering from chronic or non-healing wounds. The wound care program provides advanced treatment options and a team that specializes in the most advanced modalities in wound care.
The Wound Healing Center at Doctors Hospital of Laredo is located on the main DHL campus at 10700 McPherson. Services include evaluation and treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Traumatic injuries
- Surgical incisions
The Wound Healing Center offers advanced treatment options, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy in two newly installed hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Breathing 100 percent pure, pressurized oxygen delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and the wound, which can provide many benefits, including enhanced wound healing, a decrease in localized swelling, increased protection against infection and decreased effects from harmful or toxic substances in the body.
“The entire Wound Healing Center staff, along with Medical Director Dr. Manuel Gonzalez, is excited to open this service to the community,” said Program Director Rudy E. Vasquez. “We look forward to helping patients with the advanced modalities we are implementing, many of which aid in minimizing wound care treatment length. Providing our patients with hyperbaric oxygen therapy truly enhances the level of care that Doctors Hospital consistently provides.”
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including bone infections, crush injuries, deep tissue injuries from radiation therapy and skin grafts of flaps that are not healing.