NYU Langone Medical Center announces the opening of the new Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center at 240 East 38th Street. One of only two Hyperbaric Centers in Manhattan providing treatment to patients with chronic non-healing wounds, patients now have access to surgical and non-surgical expertise within one location.
The state-of-the-art facility offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), used to treat chronic and non-healing wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, bone infection, soft tissue radiation injuries and carbon monoxide poisoning burns. For patients with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and those who are immobile due to severe wounds or medical conditions, wound healing can be a critically important part of treatment.
The new Hyperbaric and Advanced Wound Healing Center is led by Ernest S. Chiu, MD, FACS, director of the Center and associate professor, Department of Plastic Surgery. Frank L. Ross, MD, FACS, associate director of the Center and assistant professor, Department of Surgery, is board certified in both General Surgery as well as Underseas & Hyperbaric Medicine. Both are full-time faculty members at NYU Langone Medical Center and have over 20 years of experience in the treatment of difficult wounds.
"Our multidisciplinary team of experts assesses each patient individually and by using cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical techniques, helps to ensure patients do not needlessly suffer from non-healing wounds," said Dr. Chiu.