Also offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Weslaco
Weslaco – The Wound Center at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco cares
for patients with wounds that are either not healing or healing slowly
-- – including those developed by patients with diabetes.
In some cases, treatment for non-healing wounds can help prevent patients
from having their foot or toe amputated. Tragically, amputations can make
the patient become unable to work or perform other functions at a relatively-young
age. In many cases, this is caused by complications of diabetes, which
is widespread in the Valley’s Hispanic population.
The Knapp Wound Center is a comprehensive outpatient center designed for
the treatment of wounds and which also offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
The Knapp Wound Center provides a thorough diagnostic examination of the
wound and the patient. A comprehensive and individual treatment plan is
then developed and communicated to the referring physician.
Information concerning the patient’s progress is continuously submitted
to the referring physician. The update includes photos of the wound with
a progress report at regular intervals. The Knapp Wound Center can periodically
evaluate and re-adjust treatment plans as necessary, in order to achieve
positive outcomes for the patients.
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Negative Pressure Therapy
- Biologic Dressings
- Compression Dressings
- Sharp Debridement
- Enzymatic Debridement
- Nutritional Counseling
- Comprehensive Wound Care
The Wound Center at Knapp has a team of qualified professionals who help
to maximize care for each patient. These professionals include:
Physicians with advanced training in comprehensive wound management and
hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These physicians include:
- Michael DeCandia, MD
- Sandra Esquivel, MD
- Rodolfo Guerrero, MD
- Luis Abraham Mata, MD
- Alejandro Hernandez, MD
- John Hovorka, MD
- Jose Mariano Rodriguez, MD
- Cynthia Salinas, MD
- Nursing and clinical staff with advanced training in the care of acute
and chronic wounds, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records and the
health insurance process.
Indications for referral to the Knapp Wound Center include:
- Diabetic Problem Wounds
- Selective Problem Wounds
- Arterial Insufficiency Ulcer
- Compromised Grafts and Flaps
- Decompression Sickness
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Exceptional Blood Loss
- Crush Injury and Traumatic Ischemia
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Gas Gangrene
- Thermal Burns
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Radiation Tissue Damage
- Brown Recluse Spider Bites
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
- Compartment Syndrome
- Post Radiation Tissue Injury
- Pressure Ulcers
The Knapp Wound Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Depending on their insurance provider, patients may or may not need a
referral from a physician to receive services at the Wound Center at Knapp
“Patients can contact our office at 956-969-5185, and we will be
glad to let them know what steps, if any, they will need to take in order
to schedule their first consultation,” said Oscar Garza, RN, Director
of the Knapp Wound Center.