August 12, 2013
LAFAYETTE, La. – Dr. Luis A. Meza recently took the helm as Medical Director for the Hyperbaric Medicine program at The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana.
Dr. Meza, a well-known Lafayette physician who specializes in Hematology/Oncology, expressed his excitement at taking the reins of the program and lead it into a new level of successful outcomes and growth for Acadiana families.
“An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from chronic open sores that could be healed with hyperbaric therapy,” he said. “Diabetic and poorly vascularized patients with wounds who receive hyperbaric therapy experience greater tissue sparing. Hyperbaric therapy makes it possible for the treating physician to eliminate or reduce the extent of limb amputation, in turn allowing the patient to preserve functionality.”
Diabetic and other patients with sores and wounds that time just won’t heal can be treated in four state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, 4212 W. Congress St. Call 406-4199 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy-trained physicians and technicians are present at all times to monitor each treatment session. Sessions last an average of two hours. The frequency and number of visits will vary depending on the patient’s condition.
Contact Trevis R. Badeaux, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, at 521-9172 or Trevis.Badeaux@hcahealthcare.com for more information.