July 25, 2011
Media contact: Rebecca Sylvester
Experienced Surgeon Adds to Expertise of University Wound & Hyperbaric Center
Augusta, GA- Robert Johnson, M.D., a board-certified general and vascular surgeon with more than 30 years of clinical experience, has joined the physician panel at University Wound & Hyperbaric Center.
Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his General Surgery residency at MCG and his Vascular Surgery residency at Emory.
He was in private practice in Augusta with Augusta Surgical Group from 1977-1979 and with University Surgical Associates from 1980-2008. He was Medical Director for AWAC, LLC Cost Containment from 2008 until earlier this year.
Dr. Johnson is a Fellow with the American College Surgeons and has many professional memberships to include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Society for Vascular Surgery, Southern Association of Vascular Surgery, Medical Associate of Georgia, Richmond County Medical Society, Georgia Surgical Society, Moretz Surgical Society and Emory Association for Vascular Surgery.
About University's Wound & Hyperbaric Center: The Center is an outpatient, hospital-based program to provide treatment for problem wounds. It operates by appointment and is open each weekday from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. A state-of-the-art facility, the Center provides the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical modalities to treat problem wounds.
For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem. Without proper treatment, these problem wounds can hamper physical activity, quality of life and, in some cases, be debilitating.
The Center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy. There are multiple diagnostic and treatment modalities depending on the situation. These include infectious disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetic education, nuclear medicine, radiology and debridement.
Treatment options also include Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which is prescribed for approximately 20 percent of non-healing wounds.