2010 Hospital of the Year

Wound Healing Center

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Healing Center at: 903.434-4800

Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Wound Healing Center is located on the first floor of Titus Regional Medical Center by the west end elevators. We are located just off I30 and Hwy 271.

Wound Healing Center

The Wound Healing Center offers a comprehensive program of specialized wound management by clinicians trained in wound care. Our services include wound assessment and development of an individualized treatment protocol for each patient that may include specialty dressings and dressing changes, wound debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, additional testing, and appropriate referrals.

About Us

Located in Mount Pleasant, Texas, we serve patients in Mount Pleasant and all surrounding areas with the most advanced and state-of-the-art wound care available.

Every wound has its unique set of circumstances. Our Wound Healing Center is equipped and staffed to address them all, with most treatments covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans. We have expertise in caring for people whose open wounds have resisted traditional treatment with a success rate of more than 90% healed in 12-16 weeks.

Our center is equipped with a unique team of doctors, nurses, and therapists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The causes of open sores are complex and our group represents expertise in all of the major areas necessary to handle their varied circumstances and challenges. Whatever it takes for healing to occur, we are equipped and staffed to make it happen.

We offer a comprehensive program of specialized wound management including such treatment modalities as transcutaneous oxygen measurement, specialty dressings and dressing changes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Wound V.A.C. therapy, and wound debridement. Other services include referrals such as home health, nutrition, and diabetic education.

Types of Wounds

The Wound Healing Center specializes in treating the following types of wounds:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Lower leg ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Skin tears
  • Post surgical incisions
  • Radiation wounds
  • Burns
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Bone infection (osteomyelitis, ostitis)
  • Gangrene
  • Brown recluse spider bites
  • Failed or compromised skin grafts or flaps
  • Soft tissue infections
  • Abscess
  • Any wound that has not shown signs of improvement in 30 days

Patient Information

How to start healing:

  • Generally the physician presently treating your wound will refer you to our center, or you may make your appointment directly.
  • When you call for your first appointment, we will ask you a few questions about your wound and health in general.
  • Before beginning treatment, our team of doctors, nurses, and therapists will thoroughly evaluate your wound and review your health and medical history.
  • Tests might be conducted to tell us more about your blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as determine if there's any infection present.
  • Together with your physician, we will develop a treatment program based on our assessment of your special needs. Your program will likely involve regular visits to the center. Your progress is meticulously documented and adjusted as necessary.
  • We are in constant communication with your doctor throughout your care. Once your wound is healed, you will return to your doctor for follow-up care. You will also continue with your personal doctor for any related ailments like diabetes and hypertension.

What to bring to your first appointment:

  • A list of any medications you are currently taking as well as any allergies you are aware of
  • Medical records including x-rays if you have them
  • Insurance forms or cards

Your role in healing

Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We will count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You will learn about caring for your wound at home including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from further injuries. We are always here to answer questions and give you the support you need to heal.

Proven success in a caring, supportive environment.

Our results are impressive, with most chronic wounds improved within weeks.

Hyperbaric Medicine

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure is a painless, proven way to help the body heal. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, or dives, that last 90 minutes to two hours. This increases the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood allowing red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them from the inside out.

Introduced in the mid-60's, HBO chambers have evolved to treat patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, necrotizing infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that have not healed within 30 days.

Weighing more then one ton each, the HBO chambers resemble a reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. Patients can listen to music or watch movies on televisions and VCR/DVD players mounted above the chamber while remaining in constant contact with those outside the chamber through an intercom and private handset. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, such as that felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed.

Medicare-Approved Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

  • Diabetic ulcers of the lower extremities
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Osteoradionecrosis and soft tissue radiation injury
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Actinomycosis
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Crush injuries
  • Gas gangrene
  • Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
  • Decompression illness
  • Gas embolism
  • Cyanide poisoning

Other indications may be approved by private insurance. We can help you determine if hyperbaric oxygen therapy is approved by your insurer for your condition.