Palomar Health Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Centers treat all of the following:

About Surgical Wounds

When a surgical wound reopens after surgery, it is called wound dehiscence. Wound dehiscence can occur 7 to 10 days post surgery. A surgical wound that reopens carries a high risk of infection and can lead to mortality if left untreated. Reopening of surgical wounds are often associated with diabetes, increased age, obesity, infection, or injury to the wound area after closure.

What to Do

  • Inform your surgeon or physician about the reopening of your surgical wound.
  • You may also call the Wound Care Centers to make an appointment for consultation. 

Treatment is covered by PPOs, Medicare, and most HMOs at the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Centers.


Do you have questions about the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Centers at Palomar Health in North San Diego County? Learn about Hyperbaric Oxygen, the Types of Wounds We Treat, Contact Us or Find Our Location(s).

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