Medical Services

Mercy Wound and Vein Center



New location:
The Mercy Wound and Vein Center is now located on the first floor of the hospital, near the atrium and Cath Lab. Convenient entrance is located off Johnson Street.
Phone is 319-339-3967.

Free parking for patients and visitors will continue to be in the visitor ramp connected to the hospital by the skywalk and there is no charge for valet parking at the main entrance. There is additional parking in the small parking lot at the corner of Johnson and Bloomington Streets as well as two parking spots designated for Wound Center patients in the Medical Oncology parking lot on Johnson Street.

The Mercy Wound and Vein Center provides advanced outpatient treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds and is the only facility of its kind in Johnson County. An experienced team, cutting-edge treatments, and evidence-based clinical protocols provide superior healing outcomes for difficult to heal wounds.

Our center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence. | read more

Gagan Kamal, MD, FRCA, is Medical Director of the Wound Center; Nathan Schneider, MD, FACS, is Medical Director of the Vein Center; and Brent Strabala, RN, is Program Director.

Indications for wound care include: 
The Mercy Wound and Vein Center provides advanced outpatient treatment for chronic and non-healing wounds and is the only facility of its kind in Johnson County. An experienced team, cutting-edge treatments, and evidence-based clinical protocols provide superior healing outcomes for difficult to heal wounds.Gagan Kamal, MD, FRCA, is Medical Director of the Wound Center; Nathan Schneider, MD, FACS, is Medical Director of the Vein Center; and Brent Strabala, RN, is Program Director. 
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Vasculitic ulcers
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Complex soft tissue wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Infected wounds

Mercy's approach includes access to specialists in orthopedic surgery, infectious diseases, podiatry, and nutrition. Treatment plans will be highly individualized. Treatment methods will include skin substitute and vein ablations, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

During HBOT the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen under pressure, causing the oxygen to diffuse into the blood plasma. The pressurized environment helps to reduce swelling and discomfort, while providing the body with at least 10 times its normal supply of oxygen to help repair damaged tissues.

For more information about Mercy's wound/ostomy services, click here.

Chronic Wound Fact Sheet (pdf)

Indications for vein ablation include:

  • Varicose veins
  • Restless legs
  • Heaviness and fatigue
  • Leg or ankle swelling
  • Pain, aching or cramping
  • Burning or itching of the skin
  • Skin changes
  • Ulcers