Gilroy, CA (November 6, 2012) – Saint Louise Regional Hospital (SLRH) has named vascular surgeon Hardeep Alhuwalia, MD, the new medical director of its Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, which offers advanced, comprehensive wound care services in a convenient setting to residents of Gilroy, Morgan Hill and surrounding areas.
“Our Center has the technology and expertise to provide an array of treatment services, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, for hard-to-heal wounds anywhere in a patient’s body between the toes and the aortic valve,” said Dr. Alhuwalia. “We can stimulate wound healing related to diabetes, a range of vascular disorders, pressure sores and traumatic wounds.”
Almost six million Americans suffer from problem wounds. There are many different types of wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. “We utilize the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in the field,” adds Dr. Alhuwalia.
In addition, Dr. Alhuwalia will be offering new vascular services to south Santa Clara County, specifically, a high-tech procedure that treats the underlying cause of painful, swollen varicose veins. Dr. Alhuwalia is one of the first physicians in the Bay area to perform this new procedure, an endovenous radiofrequency (RF) ablation device designed to heat, shrink and close diseased saphenous veins (large leg veins) in approximately three minutes of painless treatment. More than twenty five million Americans suffer from severe varicose veins, which can cause pain, swelling, fatigue and disfigurement. Half of all seniors, including two-thirds of women over 60, will experience the condition at some point.
The staff at the Wound Care Center works closely with each patient’s personal physician to develop the most effective plan of care, often requiring numerous treatment visits. Treatment options may include infectious disease management; physical therapy; vascular evaluation; nutritional management; and diabetic education, among others.
Dr. Alhuwalia is a board certified vascular surgeon who has been in practice for eight years. He completed his vascular surgery fellowship at Duke Universityand performed another fellowship in pure endovascular surgical techniques.
For more information or to contact the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Saint Louise Regional Hospital, call (408) 848-4949 or go online to www.saintlouiseregionalhospital.org. To contact Dr. Ahluwalia’s office, call (650) 209-5843.
About Saint Louise Regional Hospital:Located in Gilroy, Saint Louise Regional Hospital (SLRH) is a 93-bed facility, not-for profit community hospital. Saint Louise provides quality care to the growing communities of south Santa Clara County and north San Benito County with a full range of services. Saint Louise is a values-driven organization dedicated to providing excellent healthcare that is attentive and compassionate to the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Key services include cardiac care, maternity and mother-baby care, emergency medicine, sports medicine, arthritis care and joint replacement, wound care and hyperbaric medicine and urgent care.
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