FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sherman Oaks, Calif. (August 27, 2015) – Sherman Oaks Hospital (SOH) announced today the grand opening of a facility that specializes in the treatment of wounds, using the most advanced healing techniques. Formerly named the Amputation Prevention Center®, The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing (“The Center”) utilizes a comprehensive approach in the assessment and evaluation of wounds through various treatment modalities including mechanical debridement, advanced vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures, hyperbaric medicine, and plastic and reconstructive surgeries.
The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing integrates the expertise of wound specialists in the medical management plans as appropriate. This multispecialty approach in the treatment and care of complex wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers, wound infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps, and cancer treatment related wounds optimizes wound healing. The Center is led by its Founding Medical Director, Som Kohanzadeh, M.D., a fellowship-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the management of complex wounds and hand reconstruction.
The Center has seven (7) individual private consultation and treatment rooms, a vascular laboratory suite, and two (2) state-of-the-art monoplace (single-person) hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. The medical services are complemented by experienced, highly qualified nursing personnel to make your treatments safe and as comfortable as possible. Advanced treatment modalities performed include negative pressure wound therapies, surgical revascularization, bioengineered skin substitutes, and healing-centric medical, reconstructive surgical interventions.
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh, Medical Director of The Center for Reconstruction & Wound Healing at SOH says, “Successful outcomes are derived from a multidisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on limb preservation for patients at risk for limb loss. Our dedicated and skilled foot and ankle surgeons, vascular and general surgeons, along with reconstruction and hyperbaric medicine experts bring about the best results for all patients. Although not every patient can be guaranteed a positive outcome, our diversity of experiences and dedication to excellence sets our Center apart.”
While The Center treats various types of complex wounds, diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common. About 15-20% suffer from diabetic neuropathy, and of these 10% will develop foot ulcers; which are one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization and amputation among individuals suffering from diabetic complications, affecting approximately two percent of all patients with diabetes.
“The addition of two new hyperbaric oxygen chambers dramatically enhances the hospital’s wound care capability. Adding inpatient and outpatient oxygen therapy services, Sherman Oaks Hospital is pleased to offer additional healing services for people in the greater San Fernando Valley who need this advanced mode of care,” says Bockhi Park, CEO of Sherman Oaks Hospital. “Our goal is to provide a truly comprehensive and cohesive care by coordinating multiple wound-related medical specialties under one roof for the convenience of our patients and streamline their care experience.”
Anyone with a wound that has not improved with traditional or conventional treatment methods may benefit from a visit or consultation at The Center. A physician referral is not needed to make an appointment. To schedule, please call (818) 205 – 1995 or visit www.shermanoakshospital.org for more information.
Contract: Tricia Ercoli
Community Relations Officer
Sherman Oaks Hospital
(818) 995 – 5393