A chronic, non-healing wound is not a disease, but rather a result of one or more underlying conditions. Chronic wounds require specialized wound care by highly trained physicians and staff because of the failure of the wound to proceed through an orderly and timely set of healing stages.
The team at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Wound Healing Center offer treatment for numerous chronic, non-healing wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers. Non-healing wounds are particularly prevalent among the estimated 25.8 million Americans affected by diabetes. Of those diagnosed, approximately 15 to 25 percent are at risk for developing foot ulcers.
We help to meet the need of our patients who suffer from problem wounds
Any patient with a wound that has not started to heal within two weeks, or completely healed within six weeks.
Types of wounds treated include:
- Venous ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Necrotizing infections
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds and burns
- Diabetic lower extremity ulcers
- Soft-tissue radionecrosis
We work in consultation with your referring physician
- You will remain under your physicians care.
- We will keep your physician involved and informed throughout your treatment.
Coordinated Use of Latest Clinical Treatments
Wound debridement, advanced wound dressings, compression therapy, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, prescriptive growth factors, bio-engineered skin grafting, edema management, non-invasive vascular assessment.
NEW LEAP Program
- Nutritional assessment and counseling
- Diabetic Education
- Patient and caregiver counseling
- Pain management
Baptist Hospital LEAP (Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention) program is a comprehensive program to address the needs patients who suffer with chronic arterial and venous disease of the legs.
Because the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for vascular disease requires the efforts of a range of physicians, our program will coordinate this care and help maintain the patients in the most effective and efficient manner. Our protocols have been developed to steer the patient through the healing process. These protocols are consistent with national standards of care for the treatment of circulatory disorders. We have gathered a panel of doctors that specialize in every aspect of care for this disease, and the LEAP program will coordinate your care with your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, we will introduce you to one of our doctors to help you through your healing process.
If you do have a doctor, all results for testing and suggested treatments will be reported to them. Your doctor will be a vital component in your healing process, and all treatment and/or testing will be discussed with all doctors responsible for your care. Treatment and follow-up care in the LEAP Program are designed to not only preserve as much function as possible, but also to help to prevent recurrence.
Our facility is located at:
810 Hospital Drive, Suite #200
Beaumont, TX 77701
For more information, please call (409)212-6121