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Some wounds demand extra attention. No matter what you or your doctor try, your wound just won’t heal. At that point, our doctors can use their advanced equipment like the hyperbaric oxygen chamber to increase the amount of oxygen in your body, which will promote the natural healing process.

A wound that won’t heal can evidentially turn from irritating to life-threatening. Fortunately, we’re here to help prevent those problems from getting worse. In addition to hyperbaric oxygen treatments, we utilize other procedures, such as debridement and infection management, to prevent serious complication. Don’t let a treatable injury turn into a major medical problem.

The Hyperbaric Center at St. Mary's

The Hyperbaric Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center is equipped with the technology and specially-trained team necessary to treat the full spectrum of emergency conditions and chronic illnesses. Our hyperbaric chambers are accessible 24/7 in the event of an emergency, and are available during normal business hours for elective care.

Patients can sit upright or recline comfortably while reading or watching a movie as they undergo treatment in one of our multi-place chambers. If necessary, accommodations can be made for patients on stretchers. A nurse, respiratory therapist or paramedic trained in hyperbaric medicine remain in attendance at all times and communicate with a hyperbaric physician as needed. If needed, a trained professional can enter the chamber and quickly be at the patient’s side.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Radiation injury
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised skin flaps and grafts
  • Crush injuries
  • Decompression sickness
  • Gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Gangrene

Wound Healing Expertise, Compassionate Professionals

The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at St. Mary’s Medical Center provides patients with advanced technology and professional expertise. Benefits may include shorter healing time, fewer days in the hospital, prevention of permanent disability and limb preservation.

Indications for needing advanced wound care include:

  • A non-healing wound for more than 30 days
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Brown recluse spider wounds
  • Burns
  • Dehisced surgical sites
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Failing or compromised skin/muscle grafts or flaps
  • Gangrene
  • Lymphedema
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease ulcers
  • Post-operative infections
  • Pressure injuries
  • Radiation tissue injury
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Venous ulcers

If you or a loved one experience any of these, you may contact us directly or be referred to us by your physician.

Comprehensive Care

There are many contributing factors that prevent a wound from healing. Our multidisciplinary team performs a thorough wound assessment to identify barriers and develops a comprehensive plan of care.

Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Board-certified wound specialists
  • Podiatrists
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Trauma surgeons
  • Vascular surgeons
  • Infectious disease management
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Hyperbaric technologists
  • Advanced Wound Care
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Compression therapy
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Negative pressure therapy
  • Skin substitutes
  • Skin care and advanced wound dressings
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Ostomy care
  • Patient education

Should you have questions or would like to refer a patient for treatment, please call us at (561) 882-2852.

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