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Expert wound care at Hoag

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 treatment.

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 woundcare.