Advanced wound healing solutions
In Indiana, Ascension St. Vincent wound care teams specialize in advanced wound-healing therapies, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Wound healing centers
For the vast majority of wounds, healing follows a relatively brief, simple, and short course, but some chronic wounds are exceptions to the rule. Nearly 6.5 million Americans have non-healing wounds because of diabetes, pressure ulcers, circulatory problems, or other injuries. Unlike normal wounds that your body can heal, chronic or traumatic open wounds show no significant signs of healing over a period of several weeks. If you have a wound that is not healing, Ascension St. Vincent can help you.
Ascension St. Vincent has specially trained doctors and a care team available to address problem wounds. Patients can expect to receive the most advanced treatment options with individualized care plans to ensure a complete and safe recovery. Evidence-based treatments are implemented and patients receive ongoing support and specialized treatment until their wound is completely healed.
At the Ascension St. Vincent Wound Healing Center, each patient is evaluated to find any medical conditions that might block the natural healing process. Our wound care teams coordinates your treatment plan with your primary care doctor and specialists, understanding that wounds often require complex and long-term treatment. Results and updates will be given directly to your doctor, home health care agency, nursing facility, or extended care center.
In addition to treatment for your non-healing wound, the Ascension St. Vincent healthcare educators provide recommendations on how to care for your wound at home, as well as information on nutrition, physical therapy aids, and diabetes management to help aid the healing process and prevent future wounds.
We utilize the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with traditional practices to treat your specific condition which include:
- Wound Dressing and Wraps
- Compression Therapy
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
- Prescriptive Growth Factors
- Bio-Engineered Skin Grafting
- Lymphedema Services
- Non-invasive Vascular Assessment
- Diabetic Shoe Clinic
We treat a variety of types of wounds, including:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Wounds that have not healed in several weeks
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Diabetes-related foot and ankle ulcers
- Crush injuries
- Venous Stasis or arterial insufficiency ulcers
- Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Pressure Ulcers
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is an essentially painless treatment in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The treatment quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen into the bloodstream which assists in the healing process of wounds and is effective in fighting certain types of infections. HBO also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation.
Ascension St. Vincent Wound Healing Center’s hyperbaric services are supervised by Dr. V. Chowdry Pinnamaneni. Dr. Chowdry is one of four doctor in Indiana board certified in HBO.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be used for:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Soft Tissue Radionecrosis and Osteoradionecrosis
- Radiation Induced Cystitis
- Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
- Gas Gangrene
- Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural
- Hearing Loss
We encourage early referrals to ensure the best possible results, especially for diabetic or elderly individuals. For a referral to the Ascension St. Vincent Wound Healing Center, call 317-338-9000.
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