When vascular surgeon Dr. David Stanley was sent on a mission in 2005 to “look into” hyperbaric medicine as part of a new wound treatment center at Methodist Medical Center, he was skeptical. “I didn’t think it was much good,” Dr. Stanley recalls with a laugh.
Ten years later, Dr. Stanley serves as director of Methodist’s Wound Treatment Center and is an outspoken advocate of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The procedure is just one of many treatment options offered at the Wound Treatment Center, which celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house and wound care education event on June 8.
The goal of the center is to improve patients’ quality of life by managing wounds to ensure that they heal quickly and completely. The Center’s staff of nine employees and four physicians bring their expertise to the challenge of non-healing wounds. [Read more…]