The UCLA Gonda Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
The physicians, nurses and therapists of the UCLA Gonda Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine specialize in managing complex, difficult wounds. Each patient receives a tailored treatment plan that combines traditional standards in wound management with state-of-the-art technology to ensure effective results. The patient's primary physician is kept well informed about treatment plans and progress in order to provide the best continuity of care for the patient.
Dr. Lieber and Dr. Wu are two of approximately 200 physicians in the country who are Board Certified in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Gonda Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine receives four year Accreditation with Distinction from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
NASA approved Chamber
Successful care of problem wounds requires an integrated team approach using surgery, antibiotics, physical therapy, and other adjunct care such as hyperbaric oxygen when appropriate. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons, vascular surgeons, hyperbaric physicians and other health care professionals work together at UCLA in a unique program to help heal troublesome wounds.
Because problem wounds like these are usually the result of multiple causes, the UCLA Wound Healing team treats the whole person rather than just an isolated wound, looking at physical, nutritional, emotional and social factors. This approach to focusing on disease management rather than acute episodic care leads to faster and more complete wound healing plus prevention of future wound problems for many patients.