Wound Care

Newton Medical Center is home to the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, located at 800 Medical Center Drive. We provide patients with specialized and individualized treatment plans based on the type of wound and its underlying cause.

Our team of specialists has specific training in the most advanced techniques available for the treatment of chronic wounds. Led by Medical Director John McEachern, MD, FACS, our team includes those who specialize in the areas of general and plastic surgery as well as infectious disease. They provide multidisciplinary care through nutritional, infectious and vascular evaluations, with subsequent wound care.

Conditions & Treatment

We offer advanced wound treatment for chronic or hard-to-heal wounds, including:

  • Arterial & diabetic ulcers
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Post-operative wounds
  • Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
  • Spider bites
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Venous stasis ulcers (weeping lower legs)

Using state-of-the-art equipment and drawing on the experience of specialists from many fields, we offer:

  • Evaluation and management of non-healing wounds
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultations
  • Skin grafting
  • Surgical debridement (removal of tissue)
  • Tissue flaps

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Newton Medical Center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) as part of a comprehensive wound care program.

HBOT is an advanced form of therapy that uses a pressurized, oxygen-rich environment to trigger the body’s natural wound-healing abilities to function more efficiently. During the therapy sessions, patients breathe pure oxygen at an increased atmospheric pressure while in a hyperbaric chamber.

Typical treatments, which are completely painless, last approximately two hours, A patient’s diagnosis and clinical response often dictate the number of treatments required, which can range from 20 to 40 treatments.

This type of therapy has been proven effective for many medical conditions. The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center uses HBOT to treat:

  • Acute thermal burn injury
  • Chronic Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Compromised skin grafts & flaps
  • Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemias
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Enhancement of healing in selected problem sounds
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections

Arobella Qoustic Wound Therapy™

Newton Medical Center is proud to be among only the few hospitals in Kansas to provide treatment using the Arobella Qoustic Wound Therapy System. This advanced technology uses ultrasonic energy for wound debridement. The low-frequency Arobella system allows for:

  • Cleansing of the wound area with less pressure, providing a more comfortable patient experience.
  • Preservation of healthy tissue through ultrasonic separation of damaged tissue.
  • Selective, precise and gentle fragmentation of soft and hard tissues.
  • Stimulation of angiogenesis, which helps wounds heal at a more aggressive rate.
  • The physician to kill bacteria that may keep a wound from advancing through the orderly progression of wound healing.

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