Advanced wound care technology at the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers at Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson
Complicated or severe wounds call for highly specialized care. To make sure our services reflect up-to-date research and technology, the staff at the Methodist Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers attends special education programs. We also offer some of the most advanced wound care equipment available.
Staff and services at the Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers include:
Specially trained wound care doctors
The independently practicing wound care doctors on staff at Methodist Health System include certified specialists in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We also enlist the expertise of independently practicing vascular, plastic, orthopedic, and podiatric surgeons.
Specialized wound care nursing
Nurses at the Methodist Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers have received specialized training and are experts in hyperbaric medicine and wound care.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
This emerging technology uses a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to speed wound healing. The chamber contains concentrated, specially pressurized oxygen. Lying in this chamber, breathing normally increases the concentration of oxygen in the blood. This makes more oxygen available to damaged body tissues, which helps the tissues repair themselves.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used for the treatment of difficult medical problems such as:
- Chronic problem wounds, including diabetic foot wounds and diabetic foot ulcers of the lower extremities
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Radiation injury
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Gas gangrene
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Crush injuries
- Severe anemia
- Decompression sickness
Other services include referrals such as home health, nutrition, and diabetic education.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.