Wound Healing Center
Welcome to the Wound Healing Center at Harlingen Medical center. Our professional staff is trained to provide a specialized, comprehensive course of treatment to assist in healing your problem wound. During your course of treatment, our center will work with your regular physician to assure complete continuity of all your medical services.
At any given time almost six-million Americans suffer from problem wounds. There are many different types of wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. It can be very frustrating and time consuming to heal these wounds. At the center we utilize the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.
Wound Care Specialists
The Wound Healing Center at Harlingen Medical Center is designed to complement your physician's services and is committed to the treatment of problem wounds. The center features a team of professionals that include:
- Board Certified physicians with advanced training in wound management
- 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
Wound Treatment Program
You will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After this, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. Your treatment may include:
- Checking circulation
- Testing for sensation
- Vascular evaluation
- Checking for foot deformities
- Skin assessment
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit our center on a regular basis for wound care. You will be instructed on how to administer your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further complications. You are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions clearly are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.
Sometimes your wounds will not respond to general wound care treatments alone. For some patients, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is an effective technology that supplements the other treatment methods used by physicians. HBO therapy involves daily visits to the center for a period of three to four weeks, then follow-up wound care to monitor healing process. During HBO therapy you are placed in a pressurized chamber where you breathe 100% oxygen. This increases the presence of oxygen within the wound and aids in healing and growth of new tissue.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy assists with the healing of:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Crush injuries
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Pressure ulcers
Make an Appointment
The Wound Healing Center at Harlingen Medical Center features an expert team of highly skilled physicians, nurses, and staff that are available to address your problematic wounds. Our team of caregivers understands there are many factors that may be delaying or preventing the healing of your wounds.
So, if you've been missing out on the good things in life because of a wound that will not heal, consider visiting the Wound Healing Center at Harlingen Medical Center, located at 5505 S. Expressway 77 Suite 100. You can also contact the center by calling (956) 425-HEAL (4325). Our expert health care specialists will provide a treatment plan designed specifically for your individual needs. Our approach to wound care, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, may be exactly what you need to return to your favorite family and daily life activities.
Mary Wallace, Director
Wound Healing Center