The Inova Dorothea R. Fisher Wound Healing Center at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital treats people with diabetic ulcers and other non-healing, chronic wounds on an outpatient basis. We are also fortunate to have two additional centers at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Woodburn near Inova Fairfax Medical Campus. Our three centers currently schedule over 18,000 visits per year.
We have a great support system to ensure that our patients are receiving the finest care. We team with other specialists such as reconstructive plastic surgeons, podiatrists, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and vascular surgeons along with infectious disease doctors and interventional radiologists. Our aim is to create the most supportive environment conducive to healing.
Our center employs a wide range of wound healing techniques to achieve that goal. These include advanced therapies such as negative pressure wound therapy, bioengineered skin substitutes and advanced wound dressings to name just a few. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is another powerful tool used to treat diabetic foot ulcers and certain other wounds. We also offer Medical Assessment and Evaluation of the Diving Community .This service includes Fitness to Dive for the Recreational, Technical, Scientific, Commercial, Military and Public Safety Diver. Return to diving after a diving accident, or medical/surgical illness is also available.
I am very proud of our staff and their commitment to our high standards of quality patient care. Nonhealing wounds keep people from participating in daily living activities; we pride ourselves on helping people return to living life to its fullest. For more information visit our website at www.inova.org/wound
David M. Charash, DO Medical Director