Patients who experience chronic or non-healing wounds can receive convenient outpatient treatment at Olathe Medical Center's Wound Care & Hyperbaric Specialists.
Coping with chronic, non-healing wounds can be both frustrating and time-consuming, but expert care is available to help improve healing and your quality of life. At Wound Care & Hyperbaric Specialists, our professional staff is highly trained in the specialized, comprehensive care of problem wounds, using the most up-to-date approaches in the science of wound care.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The center features state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation.
HBOT is also used to treat:
- Crush injuries
- Some types of infections
- Skin grafts and flaps
- Brown recluse spider bites
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
Types of Wounds We Treat
There are many different types of wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. It can be very frustrating and time consuming to heal these wounds. At Olathe Medical Center, we utilize the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.
Any patient with a wound that has not started to heal within two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks may be a candidate for specialized wound care treatment. Some of the indications for wound therapy are:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Venous insufficiency
- Traumatic wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Peristomal skin irritations
Are You a Candidate?
If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, speak with your physician about whether you might benefit from a referral to Olathe Medical Center's Wound Care & Hyperbaric Specialists. If you are a candidate, Olathe Medical Center will work with you and your doctor to develp an individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most approporiate and effective treatment for your particular needs.
For more information about Wound Care & Hyperbaric Specialists, please call us at 913-324-8571.
Patient referrals and first appointments, please call Centralized Scheduling at 913-791-4395.
Wound Care & Hyperbaric Specialists Staff
Douglas M. Kelling, DO, is the Medical Director of Wound Care & Hyperbaric Specialists. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a Fellow of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and the American Professional Wound Care Association. Dr. Kelling treats more than 60 percent of the Wound Care Center patients, and is at the facility four days a week.
At Wound Care & Hyperbaric Specialists, Certified Wound Ostomy Continence (WOC) nurses and experienced staff provide comprehensive patient assessments, recommend treatment plans, educate patients and keep the physicians informed of patient progress. The goal of our facility is to help improve patient outcomes and quality of life, while reducing recurrence and costs associated with wound and ostomy care.