Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule an appointment?
Your physician may refer you or you can simply call us at 512-528-7010.
What causes non-healing wounds?
Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility. Wounds can arise from a variety of medical conditions, and numerous factors can affect their healing. An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds.
Will I have to change my primary care doctor or specialist?
No. In fact, the Wound Care Center prefers to work closely with your physician during your treatment, providing them frequent progress reports.
Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy safe?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe and evidence-based treatment proven to speed the healing process for certain types of wounds. In fact, many patients find it relaxing! The clear chambers are equipped with TVs, DVD players and comfortable bedding. The Hyperbaric Technician is at your side for the entire treatment. The most common experience you will have is during the beginning (pressurization phase) of the treatment, when pressure on the eardrum is experienced. This is exactly the feeling you would have when landing in an airplane or diving to the bottom of the pool. Our staff will instruct you on the different methods to relieve this ear pressure. A typical course of treatment involves patients spending about 110 minutes a day in the chamber, five days a week over a four-to-six-week period.
Does insurance cover specialized wound care treatments?
Many insurance plans cover wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but an individual's coverage depends on the specific plan. If your insurance does not cover your treatment, we will help you with financial arrangements.
What can I expect at the first appointment?
Your first appointment consists of an assessment by our skilled wound care team, a review of your medical history and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please be sure to bring your insurance information, a list of current medications and notation of any allergies to your first appointment. The initial appointment usually lasts from one and a half to two hours.
What do our patients say about us?
"Superb care at every level. All the people I encountered associated with the Wound Care Center provided a level of service beyond expectation."
"My overall experience with the Wound Care Center is overwhelming! I go to several clinics and doctors' offices and have never received care the way I was treated here. The staff is 'the best' I have ever worked with and Dr. Abando is 'the best' doctor ever. I really wish I could go to the Wound CareCenter for all my medical needs."
"Your staff is excellent!"
"Excellent, wonderful, wish most or all medical clinics were like this one and the staff was beyond excellent."
"I really felt they cared about the work they did! Good job!! Thanks!"
"Absolute joy being here and getting care. Best thing medically that has ever happened to me! Love my nurses and doctor! The HBO tech is a consummate professional, was willing to work with my schedule."
"All involved with my care for almost a year were very kind and very caring."
"Everything was done very professionally every time we were there. Thanks to all."
"The staff made me feel like family. I look forward to seeing them every time. Best staff I have known."
"A very responsive team and high level of professionalism. I was very pleased with the social skills and bedside manner of each nurse and the doctor."
"I have been in several hospitals in Texas and I've been satisfied with (them), but never had better treatment and understanding than I received at the Wound Care Center. I would recommend it to anyone. I really enjoyed meeting the staff."
"I have never been treated better than I was at the Wound Center. The entire nursing staff was 5-star, every one of them. I like to think the time I spent with everyone there made me their friend, as I consider everyone there to be my friend. I spent a long time going to your Center because I believed and believed...and now I am fully well."