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:
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
Brown recluse spider wounds
Dehisced surgical sites
Failing or compromised skin/muscle grafts or flaps
Peripheral Vascular Disease ulcers
Radiation tissue injury
Skin tears or lacerations
If you or a loved one experience any of these, you may contact us directly or be referred to us by your physician.
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
Infectious disease management
Advanced Wound Care
Manual lymphatic drainage
Negative pressure therapy
Skin care and advanced wound dressings
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Should you have questions or would like to refer a patient for treatment, please call us at (561) 882-2852.
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