Wound Center

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center


Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center provides a comprehensive wound treatment program designed to offer high-quality care to patients suffering from wounds that have not responded to traditional treatment or are chronic non-healing wounds.

Contact Information

Anderson Regional Medical Center - South
1102 Constitution Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
Call 601-703-5200
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Located on the 2nd floor of the Annex Building at Anderson- South

Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center

Accreditation | Chronic Wounds | Patient Care Team | Treatment


Accreditation

Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).

UHMS Accreditation means that your facility has met the highest standards of care and patient safety through our rigorous evaluation of the adequacy of your facility, equipment, staff and training to ensure that the utmost quality is maintained within our specialty.



Chronic Wounds

Approximately five million Americans suffer from chronic open sores that can become seriously infected, gangrenous and, in some cases, can require amputation. This can occur when wounds do not respond to standard forms of treatment and require advanced methods. If you are suffering from a non-healing wound, you are not alone. Every year, chronic wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keep Americans just like you from doing the things they love to do. Our Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at Anderson - South can help you get your life back.

We employ proven methods that have established an impressive record of healing wounds others thought hopeless, including many that might have required amputation. These carefully researched methods allow patients to receive state-of-the-art treatment for wounds that have resisted healing despite months, or even years, of conventional treatment.

Our statistics are impressive — 95% of the wounds treated at Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center are healed within 16 weeks. The physicians and staff reduced the need for amputation to less than 2%.


Patient Care Team

Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center continues to raise the bar in chronic wound care by using a progressive, multidisciplinary approach that cures not only the wound but also, more importantly, addresses the underlying cause. Our unique team of dedicated physicians and nurses are specially trained to assure the best available care. Our physicians and nurses undergo state-of-the-art training by nationally recognized wound care specialists, learning the latest advancements in non-healing wound care. Especially difficult cases are reviewed by leading experts in the field. Everything we do is geared toward working with you to reach a successful outcome. We specialize in wounds. It's all we do.





Dr. Robert Berg



Dr. William Billups Jr.



Dr. Kevin Ward



Dr. Mark Elliott


From left: Susie Herndon, Jane Haney and Jan Adams.


From left: Pam Love, Tonya Hughes, Stacey Roberts and Center Director Bob Guasco.



A note to you, our patient…
Much of the success of your wound treatment depends on your level of commitment and participation. As an active member of your wound management team, you will need to follow directions carefully, watch your progress closely and keep appointments. Consider Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center one of your doctor's special resources, dedicated to the chronic wound. Together, we can help you get your life back!


Treatment

Our wound healing team, in conjunction with your primary care physician, will develop a treatment program based on your special needs. Your program will involve regular visits to the center to provide treatment, follow your progress or make necessary changes in your treatment program. You will also be instructed in home care, dressing changes and ways to protect yourself from further injury. For some patients who require additional special treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, bio-engineered tissue and vac-assisted closure is available. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses 100% oxygen breathed at higher than normal pressures to enhance healing in problem wounds.

When you call for your first appointment, you will be asked a few questions concerning your wound and your general health. Your visit will be scheduled at a convenient time, and it is important to bring a list of current medications and any allergies you are aware of. Also, please bring any medical records that are pertinent to your wound. Most health plans cover visits to Anderson Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center. Please bring your insurance information to your first appointment.

Before beginning treatment, the wound center doctors, nurses and therapists will evaluate your wound and review your medical history and general health. You may have special tests to provide us with important information about the flow of blood, tissue oxygenation and whether or not infection is complicating the healing process.

We will inform your doctor about your treatment program and the progress you are making. We compile detailed weekly reports that document the wound-healing course. This allows us to monitor your progress and track your individualized care. We also send a monthly progress report to your referring physician with color photographs that show your healing improvements.