Medical Services

Mercy Wound and Vein Center

Mercy Wound and Vein Center
(First floor near atrium and Cath Lab)
500 E. Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone 319-339-3967

The Wound Center Team celebrates 10-years of healing wounds!

The Mercy Wound and Vein Center provides:
  • Advanced treatments for outpatients suffering from chronic and non-healing wounds
  • Only facility of its kind in Johnson County
  • Cutting-edge treatments, and evidence-based clinical protocols 
  • Physician referral or self referral
Our center has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year with a national award for clinical excellence. | read more

Gagan Kamal, MD, FRCA, is Medical Director of the Wound Center; Ann Perino, MD, is Medical Director of the Vein Center; and Julie Adam, RN, MSN, is Program Director.

Indications for wound care:
Any chronic, non-healing wound is appropriate for care by our team. These may include: 
  • 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, endocrinology and nutrition. Every patient is assigned a case manager who provides continuity throughout their treatment period. Treatment plans will be highly individualized. Treatment methods may include wound debridement, skin substitutes, 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. If you are experiencing any the following symptoms, you may have a condition appropriate for our care. Call the Wound and Vein Center at 319-339-3967 to arrange an evaluation. No referral is required

  • Varicose veins
  • Restless legs
  • Heaviness and fatigue
  • Leg or ankle swelling
  • Pain, aching or cramping
  • Burning or itching of the skin
  • Skin changes
  • Ulcers
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 flat parking lot on Johnson Street (former Medical Oncology building parking lot).