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 Carrollton Regional Medical Center – Carrollton is under the medical direction of Dr. Rodney Lindsay who is Board Certified in Family Medicine and specializes in wound care management.
The Carrollton Regional Medical Center – 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:
Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Negative pressure wound therapy (Wound VAC)
Transcutaneous oxygen monitoring
Wound care and debridement
Follow-up care for related health conditions
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
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.
Carrollton Regional Medical Center – 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
Necrotizing soft tissue infections
Osteoradionecrosis (radiation tissue damage)
Selected problem wounds
Compromised skin grafts and flags
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 Carrollton Regional 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:
Other hard-to-heal wounds