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Centers & Medical Services

Wound Healing Center of Imperial Valley

State-of-the-Art Care from El Centro Regional Medical Center

Wounds that don't heal over the course of 30 days or more are considered chronic wounds. These cuts or breaks in the skin pose a greater threat of infection and adverse effects to the patient's health. In these cases, it is necessary to seek further treatment to promote healing and resolve the wound.

The Imperial Valley Wound Healing Center is equipped with various modern technologies and a highly-qualified staff to help patients struggling with chronic wounds. This El Centro Regional Medical Center facility has not only helped countless patients throughout Imperial Valley but was also recognized for a 2009 Front Runners Award from National Healing—a U.S. industry authority on clinical wound center standards. For more information on this wound center and its available treatments and appointments, contact the facility.

Wound Healing Center of Imperial Valley
1310 S. Imperial Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for patients suffering from chronic wounds. This therapy places the patient in a chamber, exposes them to increased atmospheric pressure, and allows them to breathe 100% oxygen. Both of these things promote the healing of chronic wounds by fostering the formation of new blood vessels, minimizing swelling, and delivering concentrated oxygen to the body's tissues.

Just a few of the conditions HBO has proven effective against include:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Gangrene
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Acute Traumatic peripheral ischemia (ATPI)
  • Acute peripheral Arterial insufficiency
  • Crash injuries, including limb loss
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Decompression illness
  • Acute Carbon Monoxide Intoxication
  • Gas embolism

If you are suffering from a wound that has not healed in a month or is getting progressively more painful, changing color, or emitting an odor, speak with your doctor immediately. The unique and qualified staff at the Wound Healing Center of Imperial Valley will collaborate with your existing doctors to devise a treatment plan that addresses both your wound and any other contributing medical concerns.

For more information on the Wound Healing Center of Imperial Valley, contact the facility today at 760.482.5390.