by Jon Tyler, Carson Tahoe Health
More than 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from non-healing wounds, which are often impeded by such diseases and conditions as diabetes, obesity, aging and the late effects of radiation therapy. The newly expanded Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing (CWH) is located on the second floor of the Carson Tahoe Specialty Medical Center at 775 Fleischmann Dr. in Carson City. The center now provides the latest advanced treatments to help these patients heal and with a faster recovery times.
These state-of-the-art treatments and protocols to treat chronic wounds include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics. Patients may also have the opportunity for advanced treatments by participating in clinical trials and multi-center studies.
“Wound care requires an extremely comprehensive and tailored approach as it can be incredibly taxing on the patient,” said Dr. David A. Johnson, Medical Director for the Carson Tahoe Center for Wound Healing. “Expanding services to include advanced treatments like Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provides those suffering from chronic wounds the best possible care, vastly improving their quality of life.”
As a member of the Healogics™ network, Carson Tahoe’s CWH employs a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop clinically proven methods and technologies to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. The network comprised of academic medical centers, hospitals and thousands of professionals is committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise.
The Center for Wound Healing offers state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy, giving patients in Carson City access to one of the nation’s most advanced wound healing treatments. Carson Tahoe Health is the only provider of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the Carson City and is the closest access for patients in Dayton, Yerington, South Lake Tahoe, Minden, Gardnerville and several other rural towns in northern Nevada and eastern California.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates the wound healing process and strengthens the immune system.
Additionally, this treatment method supports the best patient outcomes by promoting faster healing, decreasing the risk of infection, stimulating new bone formation, and more.
Likely candidates for treatment at the new center are those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, radiation injuries to soft tissue and bone, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that have not healed within 30 days.
For more information about the Center for Wound Healing at Carson Tahoe Health, call (775)445-5632 or go to http://www.carsontahoe.com/woundcare.