Memorial Hermann Wound Care – Greater Heights is dedicated to optimizing outcomes for patients with non-healing wounds. Our approach to wound care is comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques to reduce healing time and improve healing rates. The team features dedicated affiliated physicians, nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy.
Our multidisciplinary care team utilizes best clinical practices, beginning with a thorough patient evaluation to determine wound etiology and identify conditions (such as diabetes) that could interfere with healing. Diagnostic tests are ordered if needed, and then individualized treatment plans are developed using the most effective technologies to provide maximum healing and relief for patients.
Services offered include:
We offer HBO therapy, a treatment that is administered in a hyperbaric chamber that delivers 100% oxygen with increase atmospheric pressure. The air pressure inside an HBO 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.
Our center is dedicated to preventing lower limb loss in patients with chronic, non-healing wounds. The center is staffed with the clinical specialists needed to treat medically complex patients who present with limb-threatening conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers/infections, as well as peripheral arterial disease patients who are in need of medical attention or require immediate surgical intervention. A majority of lower limb amputations are due to foot ulcers that are a result of complications from diabetes, including:
Time is of the essence when trying to save a limb. Any time you have a sore or wound on your lower extremity that concerns you, talk to your physician or contact Memorial Hermann Wound Care – Greater Heights.
In general, most health insurance plans and Medicare cover the conditions listed. For specific questions about insurance coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly.
From Ella Boulevard take a right on 26th Street and follow the signs to Garage 2. From Garage 2, follow the walkway and signs to the South Tower. Wound Care is located on the first floor inside the main entrance.