The Amputation Prevention Center ® and Wound Care at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is dedicated to optimizing outcomes and preventing lower limb loss in patients with chronic, non-healing wounds. Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that reduce healing time and improve healing rates.
The clinic is staffed with a multi-disciplinary team of affiliated physicians along with nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Integrating a team of wound care professionals optimizes patient care, while offering advanced healing options.
As a comprehensive wound healing clinic, we specialize in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds including:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Non-healing, post-surgical wounds
- Arterial/ischemic ulcers
- Post-radiation ulcers
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
We offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), a treatment that is administered in a hyperbaric chamber that delivers 100% oxygen with increase atmospheric pressure. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is about two and a half times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere. This “hyperbaric” (or high pressure) dose of oxygen helps your blood carry more oxygen to your organs and tissues to promote wound healing. It also activates the white blood cells to fight infection.
Learn more about HBO.
Wound Care Physician Panel
A multidisciplinary team of affiliated doctors can best treat the patients seen at our Amputation Prevention Center. Comprised of surgical podiatrists, vascular specialists, wound care and a plastic surgeon, our team has advanced training in procedures to save patients from major amputations.
Dr. Dean P. Chauvin, M.D.
Medical Director, Amputation Prevention Center
Specialty: Vascular and Interventional Radiology
In general, most health insurance plans and Medicare cover wound care. For specific questions about insurance coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly.
The center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.