TriHealth’s Advanced Wound Healing Centers offer convenient, leading-edge outpatient services and treatment options – including the breakthrough hyperbaric oxygen therapy – in a private, comfortable environment. Our experienced clinical team performs a multidisciplinary assessment on each patient, complemented with sophisticated case management to help monitor and promote healing.
Our clinical approach is systematic and focused on rapid healing, while also addressing the underlying causes of patients’ wounds. Patients can expect customized evaluation and treatment followed by education, including a healthy diet and exercise routine, to minimize the chance of recurrence. Our comprehensive services and customized approach help patients heal faster and avoid progressive tissue loss or amputation.
Experienced, Specialized Clinical Team
Our Advanced Wound Healing Centers offer expert teams (at each location) who work with multiple medical disciplines to maximize healing outcomes. Board-certified physicians representing a variety of specialties practice at our centers, delivering the highest level of comprehensive care. Our centers also consult with supporting allied health professionals – such as physical therapists, nutritionists and social workers – connecting patients to additional resources as needed.
We provide a warm and caring environment, combined with physician-directed, aggressive wound management. In addition, we use sophisticated case management while collaborating with each patient’s primary care physician.
Our clinical team includes:
- Board-certified physicians who have received advanced training in wound management. Specialties represented include such areas as internal medicine, general surgery, vascular surgery, podiatry and plastic surgery.
- Nurses trained in caring for chronic wounds
- Hyperbaric technologists (Bethesda North Hospital only)
Since wound care services may differ among insurance plans, patients should check with their insurance providers to determine coverage.
Louis C. Thibodeaux, MD, FACS
Dr. Thibodeaux is the Medial Director of the outpatient Advanced Wound Healing Centers at Bethesda North, Good Samaritan and McCullough Hyde hospitals. In addition, he also serves as the Medical Director of the TriHealth Wound Program which provides comprehensive inpatient wound care services to hospitalized patients in TriHealth facilities. Dr. Thibodeaux graduated from the University of New Orleans and received his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency in general surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery. He has additional training in complex wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) along with significant experience utilizing advanced biologic wound therapeutics. Prior to medical school, he began his medical career by earning an Associate Degree in Respiratory Care and worked as a registered respiratory therapist.