Dr. Fallazadeh to discuss non-healing wounds

June 13, 2016

Dr. Fallahzadeh to discuss non-healing wounds

Did you know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds? Unfortunately, these chronic wounds can cause serious infections, illness and even the loss of a limb.

This month’s Dine with the Docs features Hossein Fallahzadeh, M.D., F.A.C.S. general surgeon and physician at Lake Cumberland Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine, who will be discussing “New Hope for Non-Healing Wounds.” 

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 14, in the Conference Center at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital on the basement level of the East Tower.  A complimentary dinner will be provided in Chatters Café at 5:30 p.m. and the program will follow at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner and presentation.

A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that does not improve after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks.  Examples of non-healing wounds include: diabetic ulcers, venous-related ulcerations, non-healing surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, wounds related to metabolic disease, or wounds that repeatedly break down. There are a number of causes of chronic non-healing wounds, such as: anemia, bowel disorders, circulation or clotting disorders, diabetes, lymphedema, obesity and certain inflammatory diseases. Other causes include a past or current history of smoking, steroid use, radiation therapy, cancer or infection, lying in one position for too long or a family history of non-healing wounds.

If you or someone you love has a non-healing wound; if you have some of the risk factors for non–healing wounds; or if you would just like to learn more about this condition, this month’s program will be of interest to you. Dr. Fallahzadeh will provide important information on the risk factors for developing non-healing wounds, how to recognize a non-healing wound and the most effective treatments for these wounds – including hyperbaric therapy. A question and answer session will follow the program.

Dr. Fallahzadeh earned his medical degree at Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, England.  He completed his internship at Birmingham General and Good Hope General Hospital in Birmingham and his residency at the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospital in Louisville, KY. He is board-certified by the American Board of surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery.

 Dr. Fallahzadeh has been practicing medicine in Somerset for 42 years.   

 “Dine with the Docs” is a regular monthly program series developed to educate interested persons regarding important health issues.  The programs are sponsored as a public service by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Lake Cumberland Chapter of Senior Friends. 

For more information or to make required reservations, call 606-678-3274.