Wound Care

Dr. Steve Heinz

Medical Director

Dr. Heinz, credentialed in hyperbaric medicine, is the medical director of the Wound Care and Hyperbarics program at The Medical Center of Aurora. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine with over 30 years of experience at Rose Medical Center and Sky Ridge Medical Center emergency departments. Prior to joining The Medical Center of Aurora, Dr. Heinz served as the medical director of the Emergency Department at Sky Ridge Medical Center for 10 years. He has been named a 5280 Top Doctor in Emergency Medicine five times in total. Dr. Heinz is a part of the CarePoint, P.C. physician team.

What is hyperbaric medicine?

Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), involves breathing oxygen inside of a pressurized chamber. Under these conditions, the lungs can collect more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. This oxygen is then carried throughout the body to promote healing. Conditions that are treated using hyperbaric oxygen therapy include the following:

  • Gas Gangrene
  • Crush injuries/compartment syndrome
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Radiation injuries
  • Skin grafts
  • Thermal burns