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Kingwood Medical Center
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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

More than 5 million people in the United States suffer from chronic wounds caused by diabetes, vascular disorders, traumatic injuries, pressure sores, surgeries and other conditions that slow down the body's healing process.

At The Center for Wound Care – a department of Kingwood Medical Center – we understand that healing wounds is a complex process. It involves thorough assessments, accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment to achieve optimum results. Our highly skilled team of wound-care physicians, nurses and other medical professionals works with each patient to develop an individualized plan of care.

Utilizing the latest medical innovations and products, The Center for Wound Care provides a full scope of treatments for chronic and non-healing wounds, such as:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Wounds caused by poor blood flow (ischemic wounds)
  • Blood pooling in veins (venous stasis) and pressure ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Tissue damage from radiation
  • All types of acute and chronic non-healing wounds

Leading the Way in Wound Treatment

At The Center for Wound Care, we use the most innovative therapies and treatments as well as the latest wound care products available to treat wounds and preserve limbs. In addition, our staff remains on the cutting edge of advanced wound care through ongoing professional education.

We provide the following services:

  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • FDA approved bi-layered bioengineered skin substitutes (Apligraf/Dermagraft)
  • Local debridement
  • Compression therapy for Lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency
  • Offloading/pressure reduction
  • Limited assessment of vascular status
  • Transcutaneous oximetry testing
  • Conventional and advanced wound dressings
  • Coordinating surgical debridement with referring surgeon
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Diabetes control and education counseling
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric chambers are better known for treating injuries from SCUBA diving because they can mimic the same environment the body is in when diving – 2 to 3 times normal atmospheric pressure. But hyperbaric chambers are also used for an advanced wound care method called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

During HBOT, a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while in a hyperbaric chamber. The pressurized environment causes the oxygen to spread into the blood plasma and helps reduce swelling and discomfort while providing the body with at least ten times its normal supply of oxygen. This helps repair tissue damaged by the original injury.

HBOT is typically used in conjunction with another wound care procedure or as a primary treatment when other treatments are not successful.

HBOT may be used for the following Medicare (CMS) approved indications:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Preparation and preservation of compromised grafts/flaps
  • Osteo-radionecrosis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Crush injuries
  • Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemia (ATPI)
  • Decompression illness
  • Acute Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency
  • It may also be prescribed for other uses by a qualified physician.

Contact The Center for Wound Care

Contact the Center for Wound Care at (281) 348-7301, M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

Center for Wound Care
Department of Kingwood Medical Center
1330 Kingwood Dr, Suite 200
Kingwood, TX 77339

If you are a new patient visiting The Center for Wound Care, please download and complete the packet of forms below and bring them with you to your appointment.

New Patient Medical History Forms (download here)

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