Medical Services

Mercy Wound and Vein Center

Healing Happens Here!

    Mercy Wound and Vein Center
first floor near atrium and Cath Lab
500 E. Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone 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 flat parking lot on Johnson Street (former Medical Oncology building parking lot).

The Mercy Wound and Vein Center provides advanced treatments for outpatients suffering from chronic and non-healing wounds. It 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. You may be referred by your physician or you may self-refer to our care. Simply call the Wound Center to arrange and appointment.

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 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. 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 of these symptoms, you may have a condition appropriate for our care:

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