08 May 2019 | News
DWC brings Limb Salvage Programme to India
Dalvkot Wound Care (DWC), a one-of-its-kind wound care centre, has launched its first dedicated wound care centre at Vydehi Campus, Whitefield, Bengaluru, India. DWC, a brain child of Dr Mahesh Kottapalli, M.D. - Infectious Diseases Consultant and Wound Care Specialist in Dallas, Texas, USA, aims to provide non-invasive and effective remedies to chronic wound problems and also offers the ‘Limb Salvage Programme’, which was not available in India until now.
The centre is armed with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber. DWC has installed a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber to accelerate the healing of chronic wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat all conditions which benefit from increased tissue oxygen availability, as well as infections where it can be used for its antibiotic properties, either as the primary therapy, or in conjunction with other drugs. This procedure can be performed as an Outpatient Day (OPD) Care procedure and does not require hospitalization.
DWC has an extremely talented and experienced team of wound care specialists as well as certified endovascular, cardio and laparoscopy surgeons. They are supported by a team of 50 trained wound care nurses. The cost of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for 10-12 sittings for 1-1.5 hrs is approximately INR 40-45K, although it varies due to individual patient healing response.
Dr DV Chalapathy, Director, DWC said, “DWC as a dedicated wound care is a pioneering effort in India. At our facility, we have set up the latest technology single chamber HBOT (USFDA approved) costing close to INR 2.5 crore. The wound care centre also set up a 25-bed facility in Bengaluru. With this, we plan to expand our footprint to at least 25 more centres all over India. I am delighted that DWC is all set to mark a new chapter on affordable, focused & next gen wound management in India.’’