The Medical Center of Aurora Wound Care and Hyperbarics

For patients with acute, chronic or non-healing wounds, the Medical Center of Aurora’s Wound Care and Hyperbarics program offers evidence-based interventions that support healing. Using a multidisplinary approach to wound treatment, our team employs the latest advances in wound care and oxygen therapy, while also addressing the patient’s underlying medical condition that contributes to compromised healing.

Contact us

1400 S. Potomac Street, Suite 110
Aurora, Colorado 80012
Phone: (303) 338-7151
Fax: (303) 338-7178

Wounds we treat

The Wound Care and Hyperbarics program evaluates and treats both acute and chronic wounds. The types of diagnoses treated in our clinic include the following:

  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Infectious Ulcers
  • Vasculitis Ulcers
  • Diabetes Wound/Diabetic Ulcers
  • Pressure Wound/Pressure Ulcers
  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • Ischemic
  • Burns
  • Complete ostomy care
  • Non-healing surgical incisions
  • Radiation therapy burns

Advanced wound care treatment

The Medical Center of Aurora offers the complete spectrum of treatment options and modalities for wound care, including:

  • Mist Ultrasound Healing Therapy
  • Sharp and mechanical debridement
  • Dressing changes
  • Enzymatic debridement agents
  • Topical medications
  • Compression Therapy
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (wound vac)
  • Wound/ostomy care
  • Bioengineered Skin Substitutes
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Patient/family education
  • Hyperbaric Medicine (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)

Hyperbaric Medicine at The Medical Center of Aurora

Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), involves breathing oxygen inside of a pressurized chamber. Under these conditions, the lungs can collect more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. This oxygen is then carried throughout the body to promote healing. Conditions that are treated using hyperbaric oxygen therapy include the following:

  • Gas Gangrene
  • Crush injuries/compartment syndrome
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Radiation injuries
  • Skin grafts
  • Thermal burns
Hyperbaric Chamber

Meet our wound care team

The Wound Care and Hyperbarics clinical team includes specialists from several medical disciplines, working in concert to provide a comprehensive approach to healing. Our team includes:

Dr. Steve Heinz, Medical Director

Dr. Steve Heinz, Medical Director

Dr. Heinz, credentialed in hyperbaric medicine, is the medical director of the Wound Care and Hyperbarics program at The Medical Center of Aurora. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine with over 30 years of experience at Rose Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center emergency departments. Prior to joining The Medical Center of Aurora, Dr. Heinz served as the medical director of the Emergency Department at Sky Ridge Medical Center for 10 years.

Rodney Koehler, Program Manager
Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse
Certified Hyperbaric Technician

Other Support Services include:

  • Diabetic Educator
  • Case Management
  • Dietitian