Wound care center in Las Vegas
Sometimes wounds do not heal as quickly as you would like them to. Several factors can delay wound healing, including infection, poor blood supply diabetes or not being able to participate in your own care.
Regardless of the reason, MountainView Hospital's Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is here to assist you with your wound care needs. Our wound care and hyperbaric team consists of registered nurses, hyperbaric technicians, podiatrists, and general, vascular and plastic surgeons.
To learn more about our wound care and hyperbaric medicine services, call us at (702) 962-7550.
Risk factors for slow-healing wounds
To receive proper healing for your wounds, identifying the various factors causing slow wound healing is essential. These factors could include:
- Poor nutrition
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Vascular/arterial diseases
Wound care treatments
depends on the type of wound you have. We are proud to offer wound care treatment methods to aid in your healing, including:
- Antibiotics—Cleans wounds and fights bacteria
- Compression therapy—Includes wearing socks or stockings specially designed to support your veins and increase circulation in your legs
- Debridement—Removes dead tissue from the wounds
- Negative pressure—A therapeutic technique using a suction pump, tubing and a dressing to remove excess fluid
- Skin grafts—Performed for wounds that are difficult to close using traditional closure methods, such as staples or sutures
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
HBOT can be the key to stimulate a difficult-to-heal wound when other treatments have not been successful. HBO delivers 100 percent oxygen under pressure in a large and comfortable chamber in which patients can relax while listening to music or watching television. The patient breathes normally, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood.
HBOT improves the healing of wounds, especially those that are hard to heal including:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Central retinal artery occlusion, or sudden vision loss due to artery blockage in the retina
- Chronic bone infection
- Crush injuries
- Injury to the skin or bone as a side effect from radiation therapy
- Non-healing skin grafts and flaps
- Non-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers
- Sudden hearing loss due to nerve damage to the inner ear
What to expect with HBOT
HBO treatments are typically prescribed five days a week for approximately one hour each day for 20 days or longer. Treatment depends on your plan and the type of wound you have.
Benefits of HBOT
During treatment, patients are placed in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber of 100 percent oxygen and breathe normally, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. The increase in oxygen:
- Helps blood carry more oxygen throughout the body
- Promotes wound healing in tissue
- Activates white blood cells to fight against infection
Finding our wound care center
The MountainView Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is located at:
3150 N. Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128