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Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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202-295-0551
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202-444-9686

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. A unique wound care treatment that we offer is called Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which has proven its effectiveness through the infection fighting, creating new blood vessel grown, stimulating stem cell release, and much more. We are fortunate to have assembled a superb team in all phases of wound healing, which has enabled us to heal many of the wounds that we encounter. In addition to wound healing services, our team can provide medical and surgical care to concerns involving prior surgery or amputations, extremity pain, general podiatric foot and ankle problems, and difficulty with infections.

Wound Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal wounds
  • Achilles tendon wounds
  • Arterial leg and ankle ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers of the foot – “blood flow” problems with sores
  • Breast wound
  • Bunions and sports injuries
  • Charcot foot
  • Chest or back wound
  • Diabetic foot ulcers/wounds
  • Foot and ankle trauma
  • Foot infection/infected or ingrown toenails
  • Foot pain, injuries, fracture of the foot/ankle
  • Gangrene – dry
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel pain
  • Hidradenitis – boils or sores in groin or armpits
  • Leg wounds
  • Osteomyelitis – “bone infection” of the lower extremity, foot and ankle
  • Pilonidal cysts
  • Post-surgical complications from orthopedic surgery (total joints, trauma), foot and ankle surgery, abdominal surgery)
  • Post surgical complications of the foot/ankle
  • Radiated wounds
  • Routine/new diabetic foot evaluation
  • Venous stasis ulcers – swelling around ankle area or legs with possible sores

Wound Treatments

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment modality utilized for acute and chronic disorders that suffer from oxygen deficiencies, delayed effects of radiation as well as certain non-wound related injuries. HBO has been proven effective through the ability to fight infections, create new blood vessel growth, stimulate stem cell release and reduce swelling which ultimately produces healthy tissue. Learn more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at MedStar Georgetown.

Learn more about our other wound care treatments.

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Location Information

MedStar Georgetown Univeristy Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Bles Building
First Floor
Washington, DC 20007
Appointments: 202-295-0551
Phone: 202-444-9686
Fax: 866-990-5515

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To find a wound care specialist at MedStar Georgetown, please call 202-295-0551.
Serving Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.