SOURCE: North Texas Hospital

November 20, 2007 10:23 ET

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Received Twins

DENTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine announced today the arrival of its second set of 'twins,' two hyperbaric chambers to treat non-healing wounds. The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at North Texas Hospital now has a total of four chambers.

"The addition of two additional chambers, 'twins' as we refer to them, will enable us to provide care to more patients," stated Kathie Roberts, Program Director. "It is wonderful that we just opened in September 2006 and we're already at the point where it is necessary to expand. We are definitely providing a needed medical service to North Texas communities."

On an outpatient basis, the Center works in conjunction with the patient's referring and primary care physician to develop a comprehensive wound treatment program customized for the patient. Treatment options may include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). HBOT is a procedure for specific types of wounds in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. HBOT is also utilized for treating those patients who are having problems after radiation therapy. This procedure delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and tissues, accelerating the wound healing process.

Dr. Rodney Lindsay and Dr. Damien Dauphinée serve as Co-Medical Directors for the program. Dr. Lindsay, a Board Certified Family Medicine physician, has dedicated his practice to the treatment of wounds and manages the hyperbaric medicine program at the Center. Dr. Dauphinée is a certified wound specialist and a member of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery specializing in diabetic limb salvage and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. His training includes surgical treatment of certain types of peripheral neuropathy, a leading cause of ulceration in diabetic patients.

Located in Suite 230 of the Professional Building on the North Texas Medical Plaza campus at 2817 S. Mayhill Rd., Denton, Texas; the Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The program operates by appointment and requires a referral from a physician. The Center's telephone number is 940-220-0887.

ABOUT NORTH TEXAS HOSPITAL

North Texas Hospital is located on the North Texas Medical Plaza campus at 2801 S. Mayhill Road in Denton, Texas. The 60,000 square foot, multi-specialty hospital hosts 12 pre-op rooms, 6 operating suites, 21 post-op rooms, 6 procedure rooms and 16 overnight suites. Other campus services include medical offices, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, long-term acute care hospital (LTACH), and a rehabilitation facility. For more information, visit www.northtexashospital.com.

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