Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing with Hyperbaric Medicine
Comprehensive Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Time won’t heal all wounds, but we do. Time is an essential part of healing, but in some cases, no matter how much time you give them, certain wounds simply won’t heal. Diabetes, poor circulation and other problems can lead to serious wound complications that compromise the quality of your life.
For further information, contact us at 818-205-1995
We can help! The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing will assess, diagnose, and develop a personalized care plan using the most advanced healing techniques that gets you back to a healthy life as quickly as possible — with care, concern, and compassion.
Why Choose Us?
- Advanced wound care treatments in a state-of-the-art facility
- Personalized, patient-focused care
- Experienced, highly qualified physicians
- First center in Los Angeles awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission
When Should You Seek Treatment for a Wound
- You have a wound that has shown no improvement
- You have a wound with increasing pain, swelling, odor or a change in color
Make an Appointment
You can make an appointment yourself or your physician or allied healthcare provider can refer you. For a consultation, call us at 818-205-1995. A referral is not needed.
Our staff if is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Wound Care Center Information
Wound Healing Starts Here…
- Before starting your treatment, the wound care team will examine your wound and review your health and medical history
- Tests may need to be done to help determine your blood flow and tissue oxyengation and determine if you have an infection
- Once the information is reviewed, the Wound Care Center staff will work with your physician to lay out the treatment plan.
Types of Wounds We Treat
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous leg ulcers
- Charcot foot
- Pressure ulcers or bed sores
- Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
- Traumatic Wounds
- Necrotizing Infections
- Acute and chronic hand and wrist injuries or concerns
- Surgical wounds
- Skin or other cancers and their associated wounds
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
Advanced Treatment Procedures
- Surgical and non-surgical debridement
- Negative pressure wound therapies
- Compression therapy
- Surgical revascularization
- Bioengineered skin substitutes
- Healing-centric medical care
- Reconstructive surgical interventions
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
- Antimicrobal and compression dressings
- Pressure relief (“off-loading”)
- Infection management
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a sophisticated treatment modality that is an essential component in the healing process of wounds and fighting certain infections. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a non-invasive and painless treatment that consists of laying inside a pressurized chamber and breathing in pure 100% oxygen. Due to the speedy delivery of highly oxygenated blood to the wound, wound healing is accelerated. The high concentration of oxygen in the body’s tissue promotes new tissue development, increases white blood cell activity, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, and improves circulation.
Some conditions Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be suggested for include:
- Diabetic wounds
- Slow-to-heal wounds
- Radiation injuries
- Soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis
- Chronic osteomyelitis
- Certain bone and skin infections
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Decompression sickness
- Crushing injury
Typically, treatments are daily and range between 60-90 minutes per session. The number of sessions vary based on diagnosis.
Expert Wound Care Doctors
Our Center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric. We utilize a comprehensive approach to treat all wounds, but specialize in those that have become chronic or difficult to heal. Our team includes skilled foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, vascular and general surgeons, infectious disease specialists, reconstruction and hyperbaric medicine experts and inpatient management by hospitalists. Additional care is provided, as necessary, by physical therapists, diabetes educators, nutritionists and social workers.
Som Kohanzadeh, MD
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Ronald Belczyk, DPM
David A. Pougatsch, DPM
Samuel Kashani, MD
John Conrad, MD
J. Thomas Millington, MD
Address and Directions
The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing
Sherman Oaks Hospital
4911 Van Nuys Blvd., 1st Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
If the clinic is closed and your problem is urgent, we encourage you to visit the Sherman Oaks Hospital Emergency Room at 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 and our specialists can be reached from there.