Wound Care at Texas Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Wound Care - Texas Medical Center was one of the first wound care centers in the region and nearly 25 years later, is the longest running wound care center offering unparalleled experience in the Houston area. About the center:
- Only multi-place hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chamber in the city of Houston
- Only advanced wound center in the Texas Medical Center
- Only 24/7 critical care capable multi-place HBO chamber on the Texas Gulf Coast
- Eight year accreditation with the Undersea Hyperbaric and Medical Society
- Nearly 25 years of comprehensive, unparalleled experience in the Houston area
- Routinely treating patients in the center, or co-managing in the specialty areas of infectious disease, podiatry, vascular specialists, general surgery, head and neck surgery and plastics/reconstructive surgery
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a proven therapy which involves breathing pure oxygen while in a chamber typically pressurized to an equivalent of two times the normal atmosphere or greater. Under these conditions oxygen is absorbed and transported within the body at concentrations much higher than possible at normal atmospheric pressure. This stimulates many physiological processes such as improved treatment of infection, arterial circulation, and stimulation of healing factors for a variety of conditions.
Prior to your initial hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a physician and nurse will meet with you to discuss your personalized treatment plan and address any questions or concerns you may have. The physicians treat adult patients, even those who are intubated and in critical condition. Depending on the diagnosis and safety, pediatric patients may also be considered for treatment. All of the nurses are ICU-trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
The hyperbaric chamber at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is the only multi-place chamber in the city of Houston and the only unit in the Memorial Hermann Health System accredited by the Undersea Hyperbaric and Medical Society (UHMS). The chamber is a steel cylinder that is six feet in diameter and 34 feet long. The chamber has more than one compartment, or room, known as a multi-place chamber, which allows for prompt physician access should the need arise. The main room is quite large and can accommodate up to 12 patients as well as a technician or nurse.
The unit is the only multi-place, critical care chamber on the Texas Gulf Coast and is registered with the Diver Alert Network (DAN), providing 24/7 emergency and hyperbaric services.
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has the only 24/7 emergency call Hyperbaric Medicine Unit in the city of Houston. For information or questions contact the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at (713) 704-5900.