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The Paradise Valley Hospital Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine program is accredited by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society, and features a unique, multi-disciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, and nurses with over 70 years of combined experience in wound healing. Our added expertise in general and plastic surgery adds more dimensions to our approaches to wound healing. Our wound healing success rate is above the national average at 90%, and this is reflected in our patient satisfaction rate that is above 97%.

Our medical director, Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO, is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with deep experience in wound healing. He leads a team that are all certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy:

  • Dr. Kimberly Dickson, DO, Family Medicine, board certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Dr. Sandra Hayes, MD, board certified Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Dr. Henry Shin, DPM, Podiatric Medicine
  • KellyAnn Knight, ANP-BC, Wound Care Specialist and Program Director

Case Study: Stage Four Sacral and Ischial Wounds

Ischial WoundsA 55 year old male came to the Paradise Valley Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine with complaints of multiple pressure wounds. The patient was a resident of an outside nursing home and was referred to us for ongoing potential management of these wounds. The patient’s wounds first occurred approximately 8-9 months prior, and he had surgical debridement at another facility approximately five months afterwards. The patient’s wounds did not heal as expected, so this lead him to the PV Wound Center to seek surgical options for relief. After quickly obtaining medical clearance, the medical and surgical team at the PV Wound Center worked together to perform muscle and fascial flap wound procedures. After a few weeks of recovering in a long term acute care facility, the patient underwent physical rehabilitation therapy on his way to being fully healed.

Physicians: Referrals are Easy -- 619-470-4325 (HEAL)

Our mission is to create knowledge and conditions to facilitate healing for people with acute and chronic wounds. If your patient comes in with a wound, perhaps a stasis ulcer of the ankle or a diabetic foot wound for example, our expert team will create a plan to fit your patient’s needs. We can also provide hyperbaric medicine treatments in our two single-person chambers, and we have vascular screening programs. We have the resources and expertise to help your patient’s wounds heal very quickly.

Primary care clinics generally do not offer specialized wound care, and treating wounds in that setting can be challenging. An abundance of wound care patients tends to use up primary care time, and this often makes it difficult for other patients to access care. By utilizing our services at the Paradise Valley Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, you can avoid many of these obstacles and improve the outcomes of your patients.

To learn more, please call us at 619-470-4325 (HEAL)

Email: PVH-WoundHealing@PrimeHealthcare.com