Wound Care

Our state-of-the-art wound care center at Avail Hospital is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care, who will formulate an individualized treatment plan designed to stimulate healing. Our wound care center for excellence provides the most advanced healing options to patients, utilizing the latest techniques and procedures to provide care to those suffering from non-healing wounds in a way no other provider can – all in one location.

            Wound care begins with a thorough diagnostic assessment, followed by outpatient therapies to help wounds close and heal. Our expert team of physicians and nurses have specialized training to pinpoint the exact cause of your chronic injury and uses the latest techniques including vacuum-assisted closure, debridement (removal of tissue), and bioengineered skin replacement to help patients heal. In addition, our wound care center for excellence utilizes a brand new technology, Moleculight, to help identify wound infection types, specifically bacterial and other organisms. 

            Our mission is to provide the best treatment for chronic wounds, which is why we use the most innovative therapies and advanced wound care products available. Furthermore, with the addition of The SerenaGroup, a world-class leader of comprehensive wound care while being recognized globally for their cutting edge wound healing research, now will be able to provide the very best to southwest Louisiana.

            Dr. Serena is the leading authority in wound care and hyperbaric medicine to treat wounds. He is well published in some of the most reputable medical journals and a regular presenter at scientific meetings throughout the world. He brings the very best of trained staff, practitioners, and physicians now to Avail Hospital with its award winning culture and hospital.


Our Advanced Services

  • Chronic Wounds
  • Burns
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU)
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Arterial Ulcer
  • Radiation Wounds
  • Compromised Skin Grafts & Flaps 
  • Crush Injuries
  • Clinical Research Trials


  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • We are able to see patients within 24 hours of being referred or once they have called to schedule an appointment.
  • We are currently conducting clinical research trials.

Dr. Thomas E. Serena

Founder and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup®, a family of wound, hyperbaric and research companies, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School.

To date he has opened and operates wound care centers across the United States and globally. Dr. Serena has been the lead or Principal Investigator in over 100 clinical trials, including gene therapy for critical limb ischemia, antimicrobial dressings, growth factors, topical and parenteral antibiotics and CTP therapy. He holds numerous patents on wound are devices and dressings. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: he has more than 200 published papers and has given more than 1000 invited lectures throughout the world.

Lexie Reed Kober FNP-C

Lexie earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University. In addition to hospital medicine and emergency medicine, she brings extensive experience in neonatal and intensive pediatric. She also won Best Nurse Practitioner in the American Press People’s Choice Awards in 2022.

Lexie has played a leading role in bringing Advanced Wound Care to Avail Hospital. She has completed advanced training to be able to work side by side with Dr. Serena. The two of them will be working together to bring advanced wound care and clinical research trials to the people of Southwest Louisiana.

Chat with a Referral Specialist Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Or call 337-656-7700