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Chronic wounds are a reality for nearly 5 million Americans, with about 500,000 new cases diagnosed annually. 

The 14-million individuals with diabetes nationwide are particularly vulnerable to chronic wounds, and are 12 times more likely to undergo limb amputation due to unhealed wounds. While diabetes is a prime culprit, other conditions can also lead to chronic wounds, including arteriosclerosis, traumatic injury, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure, arterial or venous ulcers and vascular disease. Surgical complications and circulatory conditions can also prevent wounds from healing.

The Wound Healing Center at Methodist Hospital is a vital, compassionate resource for patients in Arcadia and San Gabriel Valley with non-healing wounds.

Patients may be candidates for our program if their wounds have not started healing in one month or have not completely healed in two months.

H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Hyperbaric Oxygen Center

The hyperbaric oxygen chamber provides vital technology to heal diabetic limbs, surgical ulcers, soft tissue and bone injuries as well as diabetic patients suffering with chronic wounds.

Advanced Care, Experienced Staff

The Wound Healing Center, an outpatient department of Methodist Hospital, has healing rates among the highest in the country, with consistently low days to healing. We have healed hundreds of patients since the Center opened in 1998. Our wound healing staff includes general surgeons, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons and podiatrists.

Appropriate Candidates

Appropriate candidates for our program include patients with:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial and venous etiologies
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Burns

More Information

The Wound Healing Center accepts most insurance plans and welcomes calls to discuss covered benefits. For more information or to learn more about our Comprehensive Diagnostic and Treatment Program, contact us at 626-462-2655 or woundhealing@methodisthospital.org​.​​​​​

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