Comprehensive Wound Healing Center Opens
St. Barnabas Hospital’s new Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is leading the way for comprehensive wound care. Our Center is the only one of its kind in the Bronx that combines wound healing and hyperbaric medicine in a single location. It’s a collaborative effort between the hospital and The Center for Wound Healing, Inc.
Under the co-direction of the hospital’s Chief of Podiatry Emilio Goez, DPM and trauma surgeon J. Ronald Verrier, MD, the Center at St. Barnabas offers a comprehensive approach for patients with chronic wound issues including diabetic foot and leg ulcers, chronic bone infection, acute peripheral arterial insufficiency, necrotizing infections, crush injuries and other non-healing wounds.
“Our multi-disciplinary team offers a comprehensive approach for patients with chronic wound issues,” says Dr. Goez. “This includes physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric medicine and nurses skilled in chronic wound care treatment.”
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses 100 percent pressurized oxygen to promote healing. It’s safe and painless and involves spending 90 minutes inside a transparent tube while being treated and monitored by highly skilled technicians. Patients can watch television during treatment to help pass the time.
“Because diabetes is prevalent in our community, and many diabetics are susceptible to slow and non-healing wounds, the new center is an important addition to our patient care services,” noted Dr. Verrier.
For further information please contact the center’s program director at 718-960-5064.