975 S. Fairmont Avenue
Lodi, CA 95240

Tel: 209-334-3411
Toll Free: 800-323-3360

Wound Treatment Center

There’s no longer any reason to live with an open sore.
Every wound has its unique set of circumstances. Lodi Memorial Hospital’s National Healing Wound Treatment Center is equipped and staffed to address them all, with most treatments covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans. We are expert at caring for people whose open sores have resisted traditional treatment with a success rate of 80 percent healed in 12-16 weeks.

For more information, call 209/333-3066 Monday through Friday, 8a-4:30p.  The Lodi Memorial Hospital Wound Treatment Center is located at 2415 W. Vine St., Ste. 106, Lodi.

Specialists working together for you
The Wound Treatment Center is staffed 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 carried circumstances and challenges. It could be as simple as changing a medication, or more complex. Whatever it takes for healing to occur, we’re equipped and staffed to make it happen.

How to start healing:
1. Generally the physician presently treating your wound will refer you to the Wound Treatment Center. Or, you can make your appointment directly.
2. When you call for your first appointment, we’ll as you a few question about your wound and health in general.
3. Before beginning treatment, our team of doctors, nurses, and therapists will thoroughly evaluate your wound and review your health and medical history.
4. Tests might be conducted to tell us more about your blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as to determine if there’s any infection present.
5. Together with your physician, we’ll develop a treatment program based on our assessment of your special needs. Your program will likely involve regular visits to the Wound Treatment Center.  Your progress is meticulously documented and adjusted as necessary.
6. We are in constant communication with your doctor throughout your care. Once your wound is healed, you’ll return to your doctor for follow-up care. And of course, you’ll 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’re currently taking as well as any allergies you’re aware of
1. Medical records including x-rays if you have them
2. Insurance forms or cards

Your role in healing
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you.  We’ll count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely.  You’ll learn about caring for your wound at home including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from further injuries.  We’re 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.

New wound healing options available here
At the Wound Treatment Center, you’ll receive the right treatment to heal your wound.  Your wound care physician may prescribe some of these therapies:

· Debridement (removal of dead or damaged tissue)
· Specially chosen dressings and wraps
· Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
· Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
· Platelet growth technologies

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Breathing 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure is a painless, proven way to help the body heal.  Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100 percent 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-'60s, HBO chambers have evolved to treat patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and wounds that haven't healed within 30 days.

Weighing more than 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.