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Medical Director Named at Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health

Hospital news | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health, which offers state-of-the-art treatment practices and protocols to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal, has appointed Carlos Dator, Jr., as medical director.

Dr. Dator is responsible for reviewing patient care and results, evaluating new clinical products and providing oversight and guidance on policies and procedures. The Center for Wound Healing at Oswego Health utilizes a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that help people heal faster and more completely.

“I am excited about this opportunity, overseeing the care of community members who have some of the most challenging wounds,” Dr. Dator Jr., said. “This is a successful, evidenced-based researched program that is tried and true with a 92 percent healing rate and on average, it takes 29 medical healing days for the majority of wounds to heal.”

Dr. Dator Jr., took part in specialized wound care training at Healogics University, located in Jacksonville, FL, enabling him to treat hard-to-heal wounds and deliver hyperbaric medicine care.

Dr. Dator Jr., graduated from Oswego High School and attended Loyola College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree, graduating cum laude. He obtained his medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, located on the island of St. Maarten. He completed his family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

Along with serving as medical director for the Center, Dr. Dator is a hospitalist providing care to Oswego Hospital patients, and also sees patients in a private office in Oswego, where his physician mother, Carmen Dator, MD, provides care. His father, Carlos Dator, MD, is also a local physician.

The Center will offer a multi-specialty team of board-certified physicians and nurses who possess extensive knowledge of wound care management. The Center will provide comprehensive wound care treatment and care for patients suffering from chronic or non-healing wounds that have not healed after 30 days.

This outpatient service, located on the third floor of Oswego Hospital, includes four private treatment rooms and two hyperbaric chambers. The pressurized chambers allow a patient to breathe 100 percent oxygen, which stimulates many physiological responses in the cells and tissues, promoting wound healing.

Oswego Health is collaborating with Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services to bring this service to the community. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 800 Wound Care Centers® in the nation. Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population.

Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.