07/18/2015
By: marselsc
Terrebonne General Medical Center
My sister-in-law came to this hospital because of no blood circulation in her lower right leg and foot. Doctors in New Orleans cut off a portion of her right big toe because of infection and then realized there was no blood flow so they wanted to cut off her leg to the knee. Finally Dr. Walker at TGMC was recommended to her to restore the blood flow to her foot. She had this procedure done and now the circulation has been restored. Her experience with Dr Walker and the staff at TGMC was wonderful. They were very caring and open-minded. We will always be grateful for them.
11/24/2009
By: cajunfish
Stahel, Edward MD
Shawny was wonderful and Dr. Falgoust was so professional.
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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