Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine.
We are all about Healing
Using the most advanced wound healing techniques including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we can achieve excellent outcomes in a very high percentage of our patients.
Nearly five million Americans each year suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Wounds may be caused by:
- poor circulation
- peripheral artery disease
- traumatic injury
- radiation therapy
- and other causes
These non-healing wounds occur when the level of oxygen in and around the wound drops below a certain level and the body's normal healing process and ability to fight infection become impaired. Chronic wounds such as these require specialized wound care and sometimes hyperbaric therapy treatment.
At the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta, we use a multidisciplinary approach customized to fit each patient's medical needs. The center has four oversized hyperbaric oxygen chambers equipped with the latest technology that allows our medical team to control the pressure and temperature as well as provide communication and entertainment during treatment.
We provide treatment for non-healing wounds and ulcers caused by:
- Pressure Ulcers
- Surgical Incisions
- Venous statis
- Animal Bites
- Arterial Disease
- Vascular Disease
Patients who can benefit from hyperbaric therapy include:
- those with selected non-healing wounds that have not closed with conventional care
- cancer patients with tissue damage as a result of radiation therapy
- certain advanced diabetic foot wounds
- chronic bone infections
Meet Your Physician - Dr. Yoshi Mifune
Dr. Yoshinobu Mifune, MD, ABPM/UHM, FAAFP, FACCWS
Dr. Mifune is a certified wound specialist, certified hyperbaric technologist, as well as board certified in Family Medicine and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. Working collaboratively with referring physicians and the team of certified wound nurses and hyperbaric chamber technicians, Dr. Mifune treats a variety of complicated chronic wounds. His excellent outcomes and patient satisfaction have been ranked among the top in the nation over the years.
How does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work?
Typically, a hyperbaric oxygen treatment involves 90 minutes at the prescribed treatment pressure, plus the time required to pressurize and depressurize the chamber. Each hyperbaric chamber is equipped with an entertainment unit so that patients can watch movies during treatment to help pass the time.
Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta
Professional Office Building, Suite 410
28078 Baxter Road
Murrieta CA 92563
Providing care for Temecula, Fallbrook, Winchester, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Canyon Lakes, Menifee, Sun City, Hemet, Perris and more.