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Center for Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine

Welcome to the Center for Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine!  Come and experience a “Whole-listic” approach to wound care!  The old method of wound care only looked at the wound from the outside when in fact the only real way to heal a wound is by looking at all the factors from the inside as well as out.

A few of our many awards for excellence in patient satisfaction – because our patient’s deserve only the best.

Every year between 4 and 5 million Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds.  For patients with non-healing wounds, the time it takes for healing is often a slow, frustrating process when using only conventional topical and pharmaceutical wound-care methods. 

The Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine at Olympia Medical Center combines several modes of medical care to treat patients with chronic, non-healing wounds.  We are an outpatient program that facilitates the healing of body and mind, allowing our patients to more fully enjoy life.  Our state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound management and hyperbaric center is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and advanced treatment options for the management of all problem wounds.

When non-healing wounds are treated with a combination of the latest and most advanced tools, highly skilled practitioners, and advanced treatment modalities at a center that is dedicated to healing your wounds - you can count on the Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine for the best possible outcomes.

Take a virtual tour of our facility and see why we have received many awards and rave reviews of our physicians and staff.

Advanced Specialized Care for Serious Wounds
We provide leading-edge care for wounds including:

·       Diabetic ulcers 

·       Pressure ulcers

·       Persistent skin irritations

·       Surgical wounds 

·       Traumatic wounds

·       Venous insufficiency

·       Neuropathic ulcers

·       Ischemic ulcers

·       Neuropathic ulcers

·       Ischemic ulcers

·       Radiation injuries 

·       Burns

·       Vasculitis and other inflammatory ulcers

·       Other chronic, non-healing wounds


The Most Advanced Wound Treatment Options
Care for each wound is determined by its own individual, unique course. Once the etiology of the wound is determined, our specialists use a variety of advanced clinical treatments including:

·       Advanced Wound dressings

·       Debridement

·       Bio-engineered skin grafting (Apligraf, Dermagraft, Oasis, etc.)

·       Compression therapy

·       Lymphedema management

·       Growth factor therapy

·       Non-invasive vascular assessment

·       Negative pressure wound therapy (Wound V.A.C.)

·       Hyperbaric oxygen therapy


What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a simple, non-invasive and painless way of delivering high doses of oxygen to the body.  While lying comfortably within a pressurized chamber, patients breathe 100% oxygen, causing the oxygen to enter the bloodstream and to be diffused throughout the body.  HBOT stimulates, facilitates and creates natural pathways for the body to help heal itself, including:

  • The growth of new blood vessels
  • Reduction of edema (swelling)
  • Increased oxygen delivery to tissues
  • Effective treatment of certain types of infections

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in an "adjunctive" therapy for a wide variety of non-healing wounds, infections, and post radiation complications.  Research shows that combining advanced wound care modalities with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) greatly enhances the body's ability to heal wounds.

Wound Management Team (We Provide A Team Approach To Wound Care)

Treatment of chronic wounds requires a comprehensive approach that takes into account all factors of a person’s health and professional coordination with your primary care physician for the best outcome of your wounds.  The medical team of The Wound Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine at Olympia Medical Center consists of highly trained and credentialed multi-specialty physicians, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, certified medical assistants and certified hyperbaric technologists.

Center For Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine

Medical Director (Babak Dadvand, M.D.)

Dr. Babak Dadvand graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and was further recognized for his outstanding achievements as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Dadvand went on to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he was drawn to the surgical specialties. After earning his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) there in 1999, he went on to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed a full General Surgery training program. He excelled both clinically and academically, with multiple publications upon completion of his training.

Dr. Dadvand was then accepted to the plastic surgery program at Indiana University, a rigorous, top-tier program. There, he honed his skills in all facets of plastic surgery, focusing on wound care, burn management and burn wound care, as well as head and neck reconstruction and breast reconstruction. Dr. Dadvand also utilized his time at Indiana University to pursue academic interests, including publications in peer review journals. 

After completing his training, Dr. Dadvand began practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles. He has been on staff at the Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine since its opening and has helped countless numbers of patients with complex wounds.  In recognition of his outstanding healing rates and dedication to the Center, Dr. Dadvand has been appointed Medical Director of the Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine.  Dr. Dadvand implements a comprehensive approach to the treatment of wounds, which not only addresses the cause of the wound, but also includes the latest in wound care technology.

Dr. Dadvand is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery as well as the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Dadvand has been featured in various media outlets such as BBC America, In Touch Weekly, KCBS, KCAL9, as well as on CSI:NY as a Medical Consultant.


Center For Wound Management & Hyperbaric Medicine

Co-Medical Director (Farshid Nejad, DPM)

Dr. Farshid Nejad, AACFAS, AAPWCA is a member of the community and has lived in Los Angeles most of his life. He completed his undergraduate education at UCLA and his medical education at CCPM in San Francisco, completing both with honors. He returned to Los Angeles for an extensive two year residency specializing in surgery of the foot and ankle, including complex wound care and limb salvage.

He is affiliated with various podiatric professional organizations including being an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and an Associate of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is an attending podiatrist at Olympia Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center as well as a clinical instructor teaching residents in complete foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Nejad believes in being completely available to his patients and prides himself to providing personalized treatment to all his patients and ensuring his staff be qualified to do the same.


For further information regarding the Center For Wound Management And Hyperbaric Medicine please call 323.932.5922.

Directions to Olympia Medical Center
5900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Olympia Medical Center is a physician owned 204-bed acute care medical/surgical facility, providing award-winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services to our communities. 

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