DIABETIC FOOT & WOUND CENTER

The Diabetic Foot and Hyperbaric Center for Wound Healing of Capitol Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary center that offers a comprehensive advance treatment for chronic non-healing wounds. The team is composed of dedicated, compassionate, experienced physicians and nurses with the expertise to understand and treat varied circumstances and challenges of complex wounds.

The goal of the Center is to heal chronic wounds, as well as preserve limbs and prevent wound recurrence. It provides the finest treatment possible while improving the comfort and quality of life of the patient. By recognizing patient “at risk” of developing diabetic foot early, the Center is able to adopt measures to minimize and prevent lower limb amputations and early treatment of pressure injury.

Services Offered

Diabetic Foot Screening

  • ABI
  • Monofilament Testing
  • Tuning Fork
  • Risk Stratification
Diabetic Foot and Wound Care Education
  • Wound Care

Using “modern dressings”
Minor and medium debridement and wound bed preparation

Pressure Injury Monitoring, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Advanced wound care:
    • Vacuum assisted closure
      Comprehension therapy
      Application of growth factor
      Application of total contact cast or removal cast walkers
Varicose Vein Procedures
  • Vein stripping
  • Endovenous laser therapy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Microphlebectomy
  • Superficial laser treatment
  • Varicose vein consultation
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Lymphedema and Venous Diseases
Enterostomal Care
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indication Wounds
  • Problematic, non-healing wounds and ulcers (diabetic, venous, etc.)
  • Infective wounds (gas gangrene, refractory osteomyelitis, necrotizing soft tissue infections)
  • Acute traumatic ischemia, crush injuries, compartment syndromes
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Thermal burn
Oncology
  • Late radiation induced tissue damage and complications due to endarteritis
  • Prophylactically adjunctive to therapeutic radiation, for preparation of surgery or implant procedures in previously irradiated fields
Primary Line of Treatment
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Decompression sickness
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Smoke inhalation
Other Indications
  • Acute sensorineural hearing loss
  • Intracranial abscesses
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Severe anemia
Research Indications:
  • HBOT in neurological illnesses-cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury
  • HBOT as radiosensitizer in Glioblastoma multiforme and reirradiation of squamos cell CA
  • Well-being

There are also other relative indications of HBOT in research journal which can be explored by the Wound Center.