Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Wound Care Center
More than 3.5 million Americans suffer from wounds that may not heal after months, or even years, of traditional treatment. Chronic wounds are often painful and upsetting and, when associated with diabetes or poor circulation, they can be difficult to heal.
It’s important to diagnose chronic wounds early so they can be treated promptly. And that’s exactly what the doctors and specialists at the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center Wound Care Center are here to do. A specially trained team of doctors, nurses, and technologists provide comprehensive, cost-effective wound care to patients with non-healing wounds.
Wound Care Treatment
On your first visit, the wound healing team will evaluate your wound and review your medical history and general health. Depending on the origin of the wound, you may need to have special tests to provide important information about the flow of blood and tissue oxygenation, and determining whether an infection is complicating the healing process. The tests can be performed at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
Once your test results are in, our wound healing team, in concert with your primary care doctor, will develop a treatment program based on your special needs. Your program may involve regular visits to the center for treatment, as well as follow-up care to assess you progress or make necessary changes to the treatment program. Cedar Park Regional Medical Center uses advanced wound dressing products, so you’ll also be instructed on in-home wound care, dressing changes and ways to protect you from further skin breakdown.
Wound Care Services
Our comprehensive services include:
- bioengineered skin substitutes
- comprehensive wound assessment
- compression therapy
- excisional and selective debridement
- hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- negative pressure therapy
- transcutaneous oxygen measurement
- wound photography and electronic documentation
- wound care consultation by specially trained clinicians and staff
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, or dives, that last from 90 minutes to two hours. This treatment increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing the wounds to heal from the inside out. It’s a painless, proven way to help the body heal.
The HBO chambers resemble a reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. Patients can listen to music or watch movies on televisions mounted above the chamber. Patients also remain in constant contact with the technicians outside the chamber through an intercom and private handset. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum as the air in the chamber is compressed – a similar feeling as when a plane lands.
To schedule an appointment, refer patients or for more information about our wound care services, contact us:
801 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, TX
Email the Wound Care Center