Heart Vascular and Leg Center
Vascular Specialists & Cardiologists located in Bakersfield, CA
Non-healing wounds often require medical intervention to heal properly and prevent serious complications. At Heart Vascular and Leg Center in Bakersfield, California, board-certified cardiologist Vinod Kumar MD, FACC, and his team offer a wide array of wound care treatments to help you heal quickly. Schedule an appointment with Heart Vascular and Leg Center by phone or book online today.
Wound Care Q & A
What is wound care?
Wound care at Heart Vascular and Leg Center includes numerous treatments for non-healing wounds to prevent infections, amputations, and other painful complications. The team focuses on finding the root cause of injuries to restore blood supply through vascular therapies.
What causes non-healing wounds?
Common causes of non-healing wounds include:
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Venous insufficiency
- Blood clotting disorders
- High blood pressure
- Kidney failure
- Inflammatory diseases
- Other medical conditions
- A history of smoking
- Some medications
After finding the underlying cause of non-healing wounds, the highly trained experts at Heart Vascular and Leg Center personalize each treatment to give you the fastest healing outcome.
How does my provider diagnose the cause of wounds?
To diagnose non-healing wounds and develop a treatment plan, your doctor reviews your medical history, asks about medications you may take, and examines your wounds. They might recommend noninvasive vascular studies, MRIs, CT scans, or X-rays to find a wound care treatment that best matches your needs.
What are my wound care treatment options?
Once your cardiologist establishes the root cause of your wounds, they might recommend one of the following treatments:
Chronic disease management
If you have diabetes or another chronic condition associated with non-healing wounds, your provider might recommend healthy lifestyle changes or medicines to improve your overall health and reduce the risk of future injuries.
During debridement, your doctor cleans the wounds and removes damaged or dead soft tissue to optimize healing.
Saline mist therapy
Using a saline mist to deliver low-frequency ultrasound waves to wounds, your provider can increase vasodilation and naturally stimulate wound healing.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, your doctor immerses you in pure oxygen to stimulate wound healing. Heart Vascular and Leg Center offers large, comfortable oxygen chambers that provide optimal treatment and relaxing experience, including TV viewing options.
Total contact cast (TCC) offloading
With TCC offloading, you receive a customized cast that relieves pressure on foot wounds to speed up healing and alleviate pain.
Advanced biologics, or skin substitutes, allow your doctor to close non-healing wounds, reduce pain, and accelerate healing.
Don’t live with a painful non-healing wound that restricts your mobility and increases the risk of serious complications. Book an appointment with Heart Vascular and Leg Center by phone or book online to determine which wound care solution is right for you.