Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Our hyperbaric medicine center provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), transcutaneous studies (TCOM), and wound care.

    During HBO therapy, patients are enclosed in a vessel called a hyperbaric chamber. While inside, they breathe 100 percent oxygen at a pressure greater than the normal atmosphere. This unique treatment can benefit people with the following conditions:

    • Acute air or gas embolism
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Cyanide poisoning
    • Crush injury
    • Decompression illness
    • Blood loss anemia
    • Gas gangrene
    • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Soft tissue radionecrosis
    • Actinomycosis
    • Compromised skin grafts/flaps
    • Selected problem wounds

    Throughout the treatment process, we follow guidelines established by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

    The hyperbaric medicine center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A hyperbaric technologist/nurse and hyperbaric physician are on call 24 hours a day for emergency situations.

    You must be referred for hyperbaric medicine by your physician. You will then meet with a certified hyperbaric physician for evaluation and treatment planning.