Vejthani Hospital opens comprehensive wound care center specialized in diabetic wound treatment
Vejthani Hospital in Bangkok announced the opening of a wound care center to offer comprehensive treatment for diabetic foot ulcers. The new facility will effectively address the healthcare needs of patients who suffer from this condition, especially patients of Arab nationalities. According to statistics from International Diabetes Federation, more than 38 million Arabs are diabetic and 25 percent face related complications such as peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot ulcers.
Vejthani, one of the leading hospitals in Asia, offers comprehensive medical services with world-class standards and is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technology. In addition to the newly opened Integrated Wound Care Center, which has multi-disciplinary team approach that consist of highly specialized doctors and surgeon; such as, Vascular surgeon, Wound Care Specialist/Surgeon, Foot & Ankle surgeon, Infectious specialist, Diabetic specialist etc.
Dr. Supachai Chanvitan, Vascular Surgeon at Vejthani Hospital, mentioned that people with diabetes are at higher risk of chronic wounds than ordinary people, and in that about 60 to 70 per cent of patients with chronic wounds often associate with vascular disorders. He emphasized that some patients who do not receive timely treatment or receive wrong treatments are at great risk of losing some vital organs, and this makes immediate treatment of chronic wounds in the proper manner extremely important to avoid further complications.
As a result of advancements in modern medicine, devices and techniques used, diabetic wound treatments are now yielding better results. These include the treatment of diabetic wound through surgical therapy “Revascularization” to reopen or bypass blockages in the blood vessels and restore blood flow to the limbs to nourish wounds, a small surgery in the blood vessels (Endovascular) which reduce the risk of heart and brain complications. This is suitable for even elderly patients and those with significant health risks. Besides reducing the risk of amputation of body parts, the procedure also helps a speedy recovery.
The medical team specializing in diabetic wound treatment at Vejthani Hospital consists of a General surgeon with expertise in the treatment of diabetes, ulcers, bedsore, burns and chronic wounds; a Vascular surgeon specialized in peripheral arterial disease wounds, blood vessel weakness and blood flow; and a Foot & Ankle surgeon to attend to extreme cases where infection has spread to the bones. In addition to Diabetes and Endocrine specialists who monitor blood sugar levels, an Infectious diseases specialist will monitor the condition of wounds to ensure speedy recovery.
The hospital provides comprehensive treatments with the support of a range of advanced techniques and technology, such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), the patient inhales 100 per cent pure oxygen in a special device, which will promote and stimulate tissue growth and deliver blood to the affected areas of the body in a better way. The Maggot Therapy treatment uses live disinfected Maggots into the non-healing wound(s) for the purpose of cleaning out the necrotic (dead) tissue within a wound, while Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) helps the recovery of certain types of wounds that cannot be sutured.
Furthermore, the hospital uses dead tissue eradication treatment through Hydro Surgery, a device that cuts dead tissues by pumping water in high pressure, which gives better results. Meanwhile, Endovascular Therapy increases the blood flow to nourish gangrene wounds through surgery and making small incision. In addition, wearing special medical shoes made for diabetic patients after recovery reduces the recurrence of wounds.
Vejthani Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand, near the shopping centers and Suvarnabhumi International Airport, provides comprehensive medical services under the supervision of a team of specialized doctors, in addition to other medical services such as preventive treatments.