advanced Wound Healing and HBO

The Center for Wound Healing at PAMC treats patients who are suffering from acute and chronic diabetic, pressure wounds, vascular wounds, abdominal and inguinal hernias that have been difficult to heal.

Our multi-specialty team provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services.  This approach has been proven to significantly reduce the rate of amputation, improve wound healing, and reduce the length of stay during acute hospitalization.

Outreach wound care nurses

At the request of a primary care physician, a wound care nurse will visit you at your home, physician’s office or nursing home to conduct a complete wound assessment. After the assessment, we report treatment recommendations to your physician and coordinate approved tests and treatments.

Surgical intervention

If our wound care specialist agrees that you could benefit from surgical intervention, our nurse will coordinate all necessary arrangements. This includes transportation and facilitating communication between family, physicians and caregivers. 

Abdominal and Inguinal hernia evaluations

Evaluation of abdominal and inguinal hernias are scheduled and conducted at the Center for Wound Healing by a Board Certified surgeon. If surgical intervention is needed, the staff will assist in making arrangements including insurance authorization.

 

Post-operative care

Our nurses visit surgical wound care patients regularly to assess the wound, update treatment plan, and keep physicians informed of your progress until the wound heals.

Abdominal and inguinal patients will receive follow-up care and treatment at the Center for Wound Healing by appointment.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a proven treatment option that dramatically improves the rate of healing. HBO is the inhalation of 100% oxygen at greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This therapy may eliminate the need for amputation.

To schedule an appointment with the
                  wound care center, please call:                 213-830-8993

After 3PM please call 562-239-8530

Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy indications

  • Diabetic Wounds of the Lower Extremities
  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Gas Gangrene
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome and Other Acute Ischemias
  • Delayed Radiation Injury
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Exceptional Anemia
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Thermal Burns