Located on the first floor of the hospital past the gift shop, Lake Regional Wound Healing Center features individual treatment rooms and two hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Our multidisciplinary team coordinates with referring physicians to design an aggressive treatment plan for each patient.
Treatment options include, but are not limited to:
- specialty wound dressings
- hyperbaric oxygen treatments
- noninvasive vascular studies
- bioengineered skin grafts/substitutes
- debridement (the removal of dead, damaged or infected tissue)
- compression therapy
- negative pressure wound therapy
- patient and family education to minimize re-occurrences
- antibiotic therapy
The physicians and clinical staff at Lake Regional Wound Healing Center receive continuous training on the latest wound management techniques. State-of-the art technology is used to track patients' progress, including treatments in the center's hyperbaric oxygen chambers.
Conditions Treated at Lake Regional Wound Healing Center
Likely candidates for treatment are individuals suffering from diabetic ulcers
, pressure ulcers, peripheral arterial disease
, venous leg ulcers
, infections, late effect radiation injuries, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days. The center's hyperbaric oxygen chambers also can be used to treat patients suffering from gangrene, carbon monoxide poisoning and brown recluse spider bites.
What to expect during your first visit
Patients are mostly referred by their primary care physician, and the program operates by appointment. Upon referral, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the etiology of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.
Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.
Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to Lake Regional Wound Healing Center for therapy, and you should plan two-and-a-half to three hours for each visit.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed on weekends and holidays
Lake Regional Wound Healing Center is designed to complement your physicians' services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The center is made up of a team of professionals, including:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
- A personalized wound treatment program
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 573-302-2990.