The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at College Station Medical Center
More than 3.5 million Americans suffer from wounds that may not heal after months, or even years, of traditional treatment. Chronic wounds are often painful and upsetting and, when associated with diabetes or poor circulation, they can be difficult to heal.
It’s important to diagnose chronic wounds early so they can be treated promptly. And that’s exactly what the doctors and specialists at College Station Medical Center are here to do. A specially trained team of doctors, nurses, and technologists provide comprehensive, cost-effective wound care to patients with nonhealing wounds.
About College Station Medical Center’s Wound Care Treatment
On the patient’s first visit, the wound healing team will evaluate the wound and review the patient’s medical history and general health. Depending on the origin of the wound, the patient may need to have special tests to provide important information about the flow of blood, tissue oxygenation and whether an infection is complicating the healing process. All tests can be performed at College Station Medical Center’s facility at 1605 Rock Prairie Road, Suite 102, across the street from the hospital.
Once the test results are in, our wound healing team, in concert with the patient’s primary care doctor, will develop a specialized treatment program. Treatment programs will involve regular visits to the Center in order to provide treatment, follow progress or make necessary changes in the treatment program. Instructions are also provided to patients about home wound care, dressing changes and ways to prevent further skin breakdown.
Wound Care Services
- advanced wound dressings
- bioengineered tissue (grafts)
- multilayer compression wraps for swelling
- ultrasonic debridement
- vacuum-assisted closure
Types of Wounds Treated
- animal or insect bites
- arterial ulcers
- diabetic ulcers
- venous ulcers
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, or dives, that last from 90 minutes to two hours. This treatment increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing the wounds to heal from the inside out. It’s a painless, proven way to help the body heal.
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at College Station Medical Center proudly offers the only multi-place hyperbaric chamber in Brazos County. This is different from a mono-place chamber in that five patients can sit comfortably while receiving therapy. You can enjoy watching television on our plasma screen or bring a favorite book.
Conditions commonly treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:
- chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- gas gangrene
- radiation-damaged soft tissue and/or bone
- pre- and post-extraction or irradiated teeth and/or bone
- skin grafts and chronic open wounds that fail to heal with ordinary treatment
For more information about our wound care services, email or call 979-764-4325.
Before your visit at the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, please complete a patient registration form and bring it with you to your appointment. To download the form, click here.