FRAMINGHAM – An Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center, an outpatient facility offering a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds, has opened at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham.
The Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care. They follow evidence-based clinical patways to determine the cause of a wound, including any possible underlying conditions, such as diabetes, that could interfere with the healing process. The team then develops an individualized treatment plan based on that patient’s specific needs.
“I am thrilled to be working with this team of talented medical providers to offer a full complement of services in a state-of-the-art wound center,” said Donald Adams, DPM, FACFAS, CWS. “Providing advanced wound care locally will benefit the many patients in our community who previously needed to travel long distances or were unable to travel to access this level of specialized care.”
The new wound center will offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an advanced therapy that promotes healing for select wound types. Therapy is administered in a chamber that delivers 100 percent oxygen with increased atmospheric pressure.
The combination of high concentrations of oxygen and increased pressure causes as much as 10 to 15 times the usual amount of oxygen to be dissolved in the blood, which in turn helps deliver more oxygen to the tissues and the rest of the body to promote healing.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is especially beneficial for diabetic patients with non-healing ulcers, non-healing surgical skin flaps and grafts and other types of wounds that fail to respond to conservative therapy.
In addition, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is also a treatment for conditions without open wounds, such as osteomyelitis, radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis.
“We are pleased to continue bringing advanced care to our community,” said Ava Collins, CEO of MetroWest Medical Center. “The Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is a perfect example of how we are ensuring access to needed therapies closer to home.”
The Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at MetroWest Medical Center is now open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about wound care or to schedule an appointment, call 508-383-2190.
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. It provides services in two locations: Leonard Morse in Natick and Framingham Union in Framingham. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to meeting the health care needs of the area residents by providing advanced medicine and personalized care, right in the local community.
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