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Kevin Sittig, MD, Director
Kathryn Richardson, MD, Associate Director

The Regional Burn Center has served North Louisiana and East Texas since 1978. We focus on returning patients to their highest level of function which includes the physical, psychological, social and vocational aspects of their lives.

We use a team approach:

  • Burn surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Burn wound technicians
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Social workers
  • Research personnel

Levels of Burns   

First Degree Burns: Includes redness, minor pain, sunburns can be first degree burns

Second Degree Burns: Blisters on skin, pain, usually occurs in superficial dermis or deep dermis layer of skin, scars could result

Third Degree Burns: Epidermis layer of skin is gone, scaring occurs, skin grafts usually required