Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Carrollton has received accreditation from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). UHMS accreditation means our facility has met or exceeded the highest standards of care and patient safety through rigorous evaluation of our operations, including equipment, staff and training to ensure that the utmost quality is maintained within the specialty of undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
Located on the Campus of Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton, our Comprehensive Wound Center is dedicated to offering advanced treatment for chronic, non-healing wounds. We identify the specific causes of your wound condition and implement a treatment plan tailored to help you heal. Typically any wound present more than four weeks should be seen in an outpatient wound care setting.
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One Call Does It All
If you have a non-healing wound, you do not need a doctor's written order or referral for treatment at our Comprehensive Wound Center. Just call 972.394.2336 to schedule an appointment.
The physicians on our medical staff have the expertise to understand and treat the varied circumstances and challenges of complex open wounds. Once your wound has healed, your primary care doctor will provide follow-up wound care and continued care for any related conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension.
The Comprehensive Wound Center at Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton is under the medical direction of Dr. Rodney Lindsay who is Board Certified in Family Medicine and specializes in wound care management.
The Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton Comprehensive Wound Center is equipped to handle all the unique circumstances of chronic wounds. We determine the specific causes of a wound and create a personalized plan for healing. Our advanced treatment methods include:
- Enterostomal therapy
- Doppler evaluation
- Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Negative pressure wound therapy (Wound VAC)
- Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
- Wound care and debridement
- Physical therapy
- Diabetes counseling
- Pain management
- Follow-up care for related health conditions
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
While in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO), patients breathe 100% oxygen at two to three times greater than normal atmospheric pressure. HBO has been successfully used as an adjunctive therapy for such conditions as:
- Deep-seated acute and chronic bone and tissue infections
- Hypoxic non-healing wounds
- Preservation of compromised soft tissue flaps and grafts, and
- Management of wounds in radiated tissue
The Door to Our New Hyperbaric Chamber is Now Open
One of the newest forms of medicine today, Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) causes a 10-to 15-fold increase in plasma oxygen concentration, resulting in increased tissue oxygenation and faster healing.
The Hyperbaric Chamber
Baylor Scott & White – Carrollton has two self-contained hyperbaric chambers, able to house one patient comfortably during a hyperbaric treatment. Each session lasts approximately one hour and 40 minutes. While in the chamber patients can read, watch television or a video, or take a nap. Patients can also have snacks, juice or medication, which is sent to them through the "pass through" lock. Should a patient need to leave the chamber prior to completing their treatment, an attached "entry lock" serves as a safe and quick exit and entry. A hyperbaric technician is in constant visual and audio contact with the patient during every session.
Medicare has approved the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the following diagnoses:
- Air and gas embolism
- Crush injuries and compartment syndrome
- Decompression sickness
- Gas gangrene
- Intracranial abscess
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Osteoradionecrosis (radiation tissue damage)
- Selected problem wounds
- Thermal burns
- Compromised skin grafts and flags
Treatment and Side Effects
HBO is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment. Depending on the patient's condition, there may only be a few treatments. Chronic wounds and certain infections may require 20-40 treatments.
Most patients will not experience any side effects other than a sensation of fullness in their ears. Although HBO treatment is safe and effective for most patients, some pre-existing conditions or concurrent therapies can present contradictions.
The Comprehensive Wound Center at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton focuses on the evaluation and treatment of chronic wounds using advanced wound care technologies, as well as traditional medical and surgical therapies. The types of wounds treated include:
- Abdominal stomas
- Pressure ulcers
- Chronic wounds
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Other hard-to-heal wounds