Advanced wound care center in Ventura and Los Angeles counties
Chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and, in some cases, amputation of the affected limb. If you have wounds that have failed to improve significantly from traditional treatments, the Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Los Robles Health System can help.
We provide specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds using a variety of clinical treatments, therapies and support services with an emphasis on limb preservation.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (805) 370-4325.
Chronic wounds: a growing problem
About 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds, and that number is expected to grow by more than 2 percent each year for the next decade. The rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the effects of radiation therapy.
More than 29 million people (9.5 percent of the population) have diabetes in the U.S., and almost 2 million of those people annually will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non-healing wounds.
Our wound care clinic
The Healogics Clinical Excellence Award goes to wound care centers whose overall healing rates are in the top 10 percent.
The Healogics Center of Distinction goes to wound care centers with a healing rate of 92 percent or higher and a high patient satisfaction rate, among other measures.
The Center for Advanced Wound Healing provides access to state-of-the-art equipment for outpatient clinical wound care and evidence-based, advanced treatment options. We are the only advanced wound care center in Ventura to receive both the Healogics Clinical Excellence Award and the Healogics Center of Distinction Award.
Types of wounds we treat
Advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients much faster. Such ailments typically fall into the following categories:
- Advanced peripheral artery disease
- Diabetic ulcers
- Gangrene or necrosis
- Leg ulcers
- Osteomyelitis and other bone infections
- Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores
- Sores caused by advanced peripheral artery disease
- Surgical wounds
- Tissue damage from radiation therapy or chemotherapy
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Other chronic, hard-to-heal wounds
Risk factors for chronic wounds
Many people are at a high risk of developing non-healing or chronic wounds. High-risk people include people with diabetes, those receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy, and recent surgery patients.
Wound treatments we offer
Once you begin a treatment plan, you will visit the center on a regular basis for specialized treatments. You will also receive documentation about the progress of your healing.
Our knowledgeable providers will teach you how to care for your wound at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further injury. The center uses the most technologically advanced wound care therapy, including:
- Growth-factor therapy
- Negative pressure therapy
- Plastic surgery
- Regenerative medicine
- Skin substitutes
- Topical wound therapy
- Vascular surgery
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
HBOT is a wound treatment where the patient breathes pure oxygen at higher-than-average pressure levels. Breathing oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber speeds up the healing process by stimulating the growth of blood vessels surrounding the damaged tissue.
HBOT is also effective at treating some types of infections. HBOT can treat many chronic and non-healing wounds including diabetic foot wounds, crush injuries and more.
Our wound care team
Our multidisciplinary team of physicians consists of doctors who are double board-certified. Our panel of experts in the areas of plastic surgery, vascular surgery, infectious disease and internal medicine are highly qualified to provide care for each wound patient's case. Providing access to podiatric surgery, orthopedic surgery and other specialties as needed for our patients, our wound care center strives to be a center of excellence that is a regional destination for those seeking help with their wounds.
The Center for Advanced Wound Healing is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The center is made up of a team of professionals, including:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy who are double board-certified in their respective medical specialties
- Nursing staff who are trained and experienced in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff who assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
Are you unsure which doctor to consult for wounds? Many doctors can provide different types of care and treatment for wound healing. At our wound clinic, you will have access to a team of double-certified physicians and specialists in a range of disciplines.
This model of care seeks to address total patient health with a personalized wound treatment program. We coordinate care with other specialists in:
- Cardiovascular health
- Infectious disease
- Internal medicine
- Interventional radiology
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutrition management
- Orthopedic and podiatric surgery
- Pain management
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Social work and case management