Our state-of-the-art Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at GRMC treats patients of all ages with various types of chronic wounds and/or non-healing wounds. The highly trained and specialized physician at the Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center provide wound care service and treatment, while assisting patients in identifying undiagnosed diseases that may affect their healing process, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
At Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC), our highly trained staff use advanced technology to help get you back on your feet—and avoid serious complications of non-healing wounds, such as amputation.
The Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at GRMC uses state-of-the-art treatments to help chronic and non-healing wounds heal faster and more effectively. We also help identify underlying health issues that may need additional treatment. We offer high-quality care for many types of chronic wounds, including:
- Diabetic ulcers.
- Non-healing surgical wounds.
- Pressure sores.
- Venous stasis ulcers.
Our team of wound care specialists includes nurse practitioners with advanced training in wound care, a certified hyperbaric technician and an experienced nursing staff. Most wound treatment plans last for 8 to 10 weeks. During that time we get know you, address your concerns and make sure you understand your care plan.
Wound care at GRMC
GRMC’s wound care clinic offers a wide range of leading-edge therapies and treatments. These include:
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Compression therapy.
- Negative pressure wound therapy.
- Offloading treatments, which keep pressure off wounds to promote healing.
- Skin substitutes, an alternative to skin grafts.
Our wound care specialists will also work with you to determine why your wound may not be healing properly. For example, an ankle-brachial index test can identify problems with circulation, such as peripheral artery disease. Treating underlying conditions can help you heal—and help prevent non-healing wounds in the future.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy at GRMC
Breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment can increase the amount of oxygen in the blood. For about 10% of patients, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), used in combination with other treatments, can help wounds heal faster and more effectively. At GRMC, our two state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers offer high-tech healing in a comfortable environment. Our chambers are transparent, and you’ll have access to a television—but many patients use their two-hour sessions to nap and relax.
You will likely feel some improvement after a few HBOT sessions. However, a normal course of treatment includes around 60 visits.
Get help for non-healing wounds
If you have a wound that is not healing as well as it should, your primary care physician may refer you to the Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at GRMC. Or, if you have a recurring or ongoing issue with a chronic wound, you can also call us at 830.401.7777 to schedule a consultation.