Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

Chronic wounds caused by diabetes, pressure ulcers, trauma or other conditions affect millions of people in the United States each year. For many people, the healing process can be long and frustrating.

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center uses advanced medical techniques to help the healing process for wounds that do not heal through conventional methods.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call us at 941-782-2830, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Healing Chronic Wounds

There are different types of chronic wounds. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a chronic wound. Some non-healing wounds are associated with complications from diabetes or other vascular-related disorders, such as inadequate blood circulation or poorly functioning veins. The most common of these wounds are non-healing foot sores, which could lead to amputation if not treated correctly.

Causes of Non-Healing Wounds

Some of the leading causes of non-healing wounds include:

  • Doctor attending to foot woundInfection
  • Diabetes
  • Pressure sores such as bed sores
  • Trauma
  • Venuous insufficiency
  • Arterial disease
  • Soft tissue radiation injury

Wound Care Therapies We Provide

Our program combines care from many areas, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory, nutritional management, diabetic education and radiology testing.

Nationally Recognized Wound Care Center

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine has been recognized with a 2022 Center of Distinction award by Healogics.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric chamberBreathing pure, pressurized oxygen delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and the wound, accelerating the healing process.

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A Team of Wound Care Specialists

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is designed to complement the physician’s services and is committed to the treatment of chronic or non-healing wounds. The staff at the center includes:

  • Vivian TorresMedical Director Vivian M. Torres, MD, who is a board-certified vascular surgeon who takes a conservative, holistic, patient-centered approach to care.
  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management and HBOT
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds and HBOT
  • Technicians who perform noninvasive studies and various therapies
  • An experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records and health insurance processing.

Your First Appointment: What To Expect

During your first appointment, a physician will identify your wound and evaluate your health status to determine what treatment is necessary to help heal your chronic wound.

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Patient Forms

Download and fill in the forms below before your first visit:

Physician Referral Form

Physicians: Download a copy of the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine referral form. Please fax completed Physician Referral forms to 941-782-2519.

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Contact Information

Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
8340 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Suite 280
Bradenton, FL 34202

Phone: 941-782-2830
Fax: 941-782-2519
Patient Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm