Specialties & Services

Wound Healing

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.

The Lake Regional Wound Healing Center is located on the first floor of Lake Regional Hospital at 54 Hospital Drive; Osage Beach, Mo. For more information, call (573) 302-2990.

 

Conditions We Treat

Likely candidates for treatment are individuals suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, peripheral arterial diseasevenous 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.

Treatment options include:

  • 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
  • and more

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.

What to expect during your first visit

Primary care physicians usually refer patients for wound healing therapy. 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 treatments best suited to address the patient’s needs. Clinicians document wound size and depth during the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.

Patients usually receive specialized wound care 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.

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

Contact Us 

For more information, call (573) 302-2990.

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday Closed on weekends and holidays