SAINT MARY'S ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CENTER FOR LIMB PRESERVATION AND
RENO, Nev. – Tuesday, August 25, 2015 – Saint Mary's has announced the opening of a new Center for
Limb Preservation and Wound Healing designed to offer advanced treatment
options for patients with chronic non-healing wounds. Saint Mary's
wound care team consists of multi-specialty physicians, wound certified
nurses, licensed vocational nurses, certified medical assistants
and certified hyperbaric technologists. The new Center is located
at 645 N. Arlington Ave., Suite 335 and is now accepting new patients.
"Developing a Wound Care Center will allow our community to have access
to a comprehensive program dedicated to treating patients with debilitating
non-healing wounds," said medical director Devang Desai, MD, FACC,
FSCAI. "Our program is unique in the sense that patients have access
to a multidisciplinary team of specialists who can accommodate them and
their individual needs, all in one location."
Every year between four and five million Americans suffer from chronic
non-healing wounds. Many of these wounds are caused by diabetes, poor
circulation, pressure ulcers, venous stasis, peripheral vascular disease,
ostomy and other conditions that can keep individuals from doing the things
they enjoy. The Saint Mary's Wound Care Center offers patients with
chronic wounds a comprehensive treatment program utilizing advanced medical
and surgical treatments. Their advanced treatment options include a complete
medical history and wound assessment, compression therapy, coordination
with home care, debridement and surgical intervention, nutritional evaluation,
patient and caregiver education, physical therapy, wound protection and
management and the most recent advances in wound treatment.
Additionally, Saint Mary's Wound Care offers two hyperbaric oxygen
therapy (HBOT) chamber which is a medical treatment that boosts the healing
process by allowing patients to breathe one hundred percent pure pressurized
oxygen intermittently while inside a hyperbaric chamber. Breathing this
one hundred percent pressurized oxygen creates angiogenesis, a creation
of new blood vessels or capillaries around a wound or injured area. This
allows the healing time to be significantly decreased. The increased oxygen
also enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria and reduce
swelling. It is a painless, non-invasive treatment.
For more information about Saint Mary's Center for Limb Preservation
and Wound Healing, please visit saintmarysreno.com or call 775-770-6230.
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed
acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services.
Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary's
offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer
featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system,
state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and
a Cardiology program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system
also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art
Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner,
Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern
Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit