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Wound and Hyperbaric Program

Wound and Hyperbaric Program

Contact Us at 866.596.8456

The Healing Begins Here

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"Everyone at the Good Samaritan Wound and Hyperbaric Center has treated me with excellent care, kindness and professionalism.  Between the staff and services provided, the experience has been very therapeutic and beneficial to my healing."  Patient, Boris Nikonoff 

The Wound and Hyperbaric Center at Good Samaritan Hospital: Don’t let a chronic wound keep you from enjoying your life.

Find exceptional, comprehensive care and compassionate treatment close to home at the Wound and Hyperbaric Center at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). We heal wounds using an efficient, multi-disciplinary team approach offering patients customized and comprehensive evaluations and therapies.

Our Healing Philosophy:

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The Good Samaritan Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center work collaboratively with primary physicians and other outpatient services to ensure that patients receive the most complete evaluation and treatment. We focus on restoring the natural healing process, often without surgery. Individualized treatment techniques take advantage of recent advances in wound care, while minimizing patient discomfort and inconvenience.

We are experts in coordinating care with primary physicians, diabetic educators, lymphedema services and other specialties (home care and medical supply companies, etc.) to provide our patients with advanced personalized therapies. Our specialists study the wound itself, along with the patient's overall medical condition to determine which course of action to take. We develop a customized treatment plan, with regular office visits to review progress and adjust treatment as needed to facilitate healing.

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The Conditions We Treat:

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Ischemic Ulcers
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Amputation
  • Chronic venous stasis disease
  • Surgical non-healing wounds
  • Ostomy care 

Treatment Techniques & Services:

  • Wound assessment and photo documentation
  • Wound debridement and closures, as indicated
  • X-rays
  • Vascular studies
  • Bio-engineered tissue
  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Orthotics/splints/AFO braces
  • Coordination of Home Care Services, if needed
  • Coordination with DME companies for home delivery of wound care products if needed
  • Collaborative DME services
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Lymphedema Clinic

hyperbaric accreditationHyperbaric Center: A Program of Distinction through the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:

A very important component in wound healing is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for patients with wounds who have not responded to other treatment. HBOT supplies 100% pure pressurized oxygen the body needs to stimulate and support healing and restore the ability to repair itself. Patients simply lie in a comfortable chamber, relax and while watching a movie or TV, or listen to music while their body naturally heals.

Our Hyperbaric Center is one of the select few in New York State accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Our highly trained, caring staff utilizes advanced technologies and a multi-disciplinary approach to healing. Physicians and health care professionals are available to individualize treatment plans for each patient, including diagnosis, treatment, education and prevention.

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How Does Hyperbaric Medicine Help the Body:

  • Stimulates blood vessel growth which promotes healing
  • Enhances white blood cell capabilities at the wound site
  • Reduces inflammation that hinders blood flow
  • Strengthens the body’s immune system and helps fight infections

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We Treat the Following Indications:

  • Diabetic ulcers of the lower leg, foot and ankle
  • Soft tissue radiation necrosis, including cystitis, enteritis and proctitis
  • Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised grafts and flaps including but not limited to reconstruction and mastectomy
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Gas gangrene
  • Crush injuries (Compartment Syndrome)
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency ulcers
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Decompression sickness
  • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  • Intracranial abcess
  • Thermal burns

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For more information and a complete detailed list of current indications, please feel free to contact our staff directly at 845-368-5590 or go to www.UHMS.org

Hear From Our Patients 

Testimonial 1:  Rabbi Dov Bidnick 

Rabbi Dov Bidnick, 78, was born in Brooklyn, NY but spent 46 years in Florida before returning to Monsey, NY to spend more time with his son and grandchildren. He and his wife Judi now live at the Fountainview Assisted Living Facility in Monsey, NY. Rabbi Dov has had a rich and exciting life; he was a Jewish Day School principal and then a Rabbi at a synagogue for 20 years before embarking on an international fundraising career that led him to 67 cities, across five continents. He has an impressive knack for remembering nearly everyone he has met through his travels and his experience at Good Samaritan Hospital is no different.

“I remember all 35 people who have treated me at Good Samaritan Hospital – from doctors, nurses, technicians, transports, front desk, gift shop and even the head of security! Every person on the staff and every aspect of the care they provide is professional and works to lessen your pain,” said Bidnick.

Bidnick first came to The Wound and Hyperbaric Center at Good Samaritan Hospital in February 2018 to receive therapy for a persistent wound on his right leg and foot. He has been receiving wound care treatment from George Liberis, MD including medicinal therapies and wound dressings. Bidnick has been overwhelmed by the kindness and personal care that Dr. Liberis provides. “Dr. Liberis even invited my wife and me to come to his office to meet with him and his wife for a social visit; he goes above and beyond,” said Bidnick.

The impressive, patient-first care is consistent across The Wound and Hyperbaric Center “Clay, Heidi, Ann, Amelia and the other nurses and techs in the Wound Center are outstanding,” said Bidnick.

Bidnick believes that the unmatched dedication to treating the whole patient starts as soon as patients walk in the front door. “Maria Pena, at your front desk, is an invaluable asset to the hospital. She remembers so many patients, greets them kindly and takes the time to tend to their specific needs. Whether it is getting me a wheel chair or escorting me to the Kosher room, she always does this with a smile – and I know she does it for all the patients that walk in the front door, I have seen it,” added Bidnick.

As Bidnick continues his wound therapy, he is grateful to the staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and is hopeful he is close to getting back to the things he loves including swimming and spending time with his family including his son, Jay and his wife Shoshana; son Rabbi Simmie and his wife Chavi; son, Rabbi Dovid and his wife Yiddes; his 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Testimonial 2:  Boris Nikonoff 

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"Everyone at the Good Samaritan Wound and Hyperbaric Center has treated me with excellent care, kindness and professionalism.  Between the staff and services provided, the experience has been very therapeutic and beneficial to my healing."  Patient, Boris Nikonoff 

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For Information and to Book Appointments:


Good Samaritan Hospital
255 Lafayette Avenue
Suffern, NY 10901

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Our Team

William Goumas, MD - Wound and Hyperbaric Center Medical Director 

George Liberis, MD

Paryush Lakhataria, MD

Frank Aversano, Jr., MD 

Jungwoo Han, MD 

Richard D. Kleinman, MD 

Howard E. Friedman, MD

Keith E. Bortniker, MD