Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center offers state-of-the-art
outpatient clinical wound management. At the new center, located at Hoag
Health Center-Newport Beach, at 520 Superior Ave., suite 140, each patient
receives a thorough diagnostic exam to identify the type of wound and
its underlying causes.
A patient with a wound that is not healing may benefit from
the services offered at Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.
Some of the treatment indications include: ulcers, venous insufficiency,
traumatic wounds, surgical wound complications, vasculitis, burns, peristomal
skin irritations and other chronic non-healing wounds.
In partnership with the patient’s primary physician, Hoag’s
wound-healing experts specifically tailor each treatment plan to the patient,
utilizing best practices and evidence- based medicine.
“We are excited to offer comprehensive wound healing care at Hoag
in addition to expanded space for Hyperbaric medicine,” says Michael
Hurwitz, M.D., program director for Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric
Medicine Center. “We partner with each patient’s physician
in order to provide comprehensive care from start to finish, as we recognize
that each individual has different needs.”
Expert care for non-healing wounds At Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, patients receive
specialized comprehensive care from a highly-trained staff that utilizes
the most innovative approaches in the science of wound care.
The center’s interdisciplinary team includes: physician specialists,
certified wound care nurses, wound certified physical therapists, Hyperbaric
technicians and administrative support.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Many patients referred to Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center
may require Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatments provided by physicians
and clinical staff who are trained in hyperbaric medicine.
The specialists at Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center will
evaluate each patient’s condition and determine if HBOT is an appropriate
HBOT is a treatment that delivers a high concentration of oxygen to the
bloodstream, which helps increase the body’s own natural wound healing
ability. Patients breathe pure oxygen while enclosed in a chamber at a
greater than normal atmospheric pressure. This saturates the blood plasma,
allowing it to carry 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen
to the body’s tissues.
Medicare and insurance
Medicare and most health care plans cover the treatments performed at Hoag
Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. The use of hyperbaric oxygen
therapy is usually covered for the currently approved indications. Hoag’s
office staff is available to assist with all insurance questions or issues.
For more information about the services offered, please call the program
manager at 949/764-5365 or visit www.hoag.org/ woundcare.