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The Institute for Advanced Wound Healing & Hyperbaric MedicineKamalakar Ayyagari, MD, Director of The Institute for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Kamalakar Ayyagari, MD, Director of The Institute for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

The Institute for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center provides the most comprehensive, technologically advanced wound care to individuals with wounds due to a variety of conditions. Many of these wounds are chronic and have been resistant to healing for a variety of reasons.

The department brings together a team of experienced physicians, nurses and technicians who hold certification in wound care, wound management and hyperbaric medicine. These experts combine their knowledge in all areas of wound management to achieve healing of chronic non-healing wounds, a major problem facing many with poor circulation or diabetes. The department provides specialized wound care services utilizing the latest modalities and technologies to achieve wound healing. These include:

  • Sharp surgical debridement
  • Ultrasonic wound debridement (Mist therapy)
  • Whirlpool therapy
  • TCOM (transcutaneous oxygen measurement) to assess the level of oxygen at the wound site

One of the main modalities frequently utilized is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) which provides 100% oxygen to the tissues of the body to speed wound healing. Human skin equivalents and growth factors are additional treatments offered. Human skin equivalents are made from harvested cells and applied directly to venous ulcers and non-healing diabetic ulcers to enhance the healing process. Other treatment modalities utilized in the wound healing process are Misonix and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT).

Hours of Operation for the Advanced Wound Healing Institute

The Institute for Advanced Wound Healing at Newark Beth Israel is conveniently located on L3 of the medical center. The hours of operation are 7a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Transportation is available for ambulatory patients to and from the wound center.

For more information about The Institute for Advanced Wound Healing Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center or if you have any questions regarding the services provided, please call (973) 926-8230, Fax (973) 927-7067.