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Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Southeast Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine provides you with leading-edge treatment and patient-focused care to treat wounds that have not healed with usual care.

We are a dedicated wound care center—wound care is our sole focus. Because of this, we can treat even the most complex wounds that many other wound-care providers cannot heal.

Discover more about how our specialized care can help you.

Highly Skilled Wound Specialists

Our experts have the training and experience you need—from our board certified wound doctor to our dedicated wound nurses. Our wound doctor has trained with world-renowned experts in hyperbaric medicine and wounds. Our staff members attend national conferences to keep up-to-date on the latest advances in wound care.

Another thing that sets us apart? Our care has a warmth you can feel.

Every member of our compassionate team is focused on helping you heal. We take the time to get to know you and the impact your wound is having on your daily life.

Types of Wounds We Treat

We offer specialized treatment for a wide range of wounds, including:

  • Wounds that have not healed in four or more weeks with usual care
  • Burns that can be treated as an outpatient (extensive burns require care at a burn unit)
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
  • Blood vessel disease ulcers (ischemic/arterial/venous ulcers, vasculitis)
  • Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Postoperative wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Non-healing wounds related to cancer or immunosuppression (such as rheumatoid arthritis or steroid treatment)
  • Adjunct therapy for rapid tissue infections
  • Stoma care complications
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Wound infections

Our Approach to Wound Care

Patients with chronic wounds often have underlying serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and circulation disorders.

In addition, we recognize that chronic wounds can affect your mobility, lifestyle, ability to work and even the relationships with family members or caregivers around you that you may need to rely on more heavily when you have a wound.

To maximize your healing, we individualize your treatment plan based on your special circumstances. We also work closely with your other providers and specialists to optimize your health and healing. This may include your primary care provider, endocrinologist, cardiologist, surgeon, therapist or social services specialists.

Advanced Wound Care Treatments

Our patients have access to the same treatments found at metropolitan wound centers. Here are some of the wound-care services and treatments we offer:

  • Wound consultation and evaluation
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Noninvasive vascular studies
  • Wound debridement
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Wound vacuum management
  • Total contact casting
  • Cellular and tissue-based grafts
  • Compression therapy
  • Pressure offloading footwear devices
  • Specialty wound care dressings
  • Wound care education for patients, family members and caregivers

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

The healing power of oxygen is well documented, but the air we breathe contains only 20% oxygen. HBOT increases the oxygen supply in the bloodstream by delivering 100% oxygen under pressure in a clear, hyperbaric chamber.

As a patient, you will comfortably recline inside the chamber. Just by breathing, oxygen in your blood will increase.

HBOT has many benefits. For instance, it:

  • Encourages production of white blood cells to fight disease and speed healing
  • Reduces excess swelling
  • Kills many bacteria, including those involved in serious bone infections
  • Stimulates formation of new blood vessels
  • Decreases scarring while speeding healing of disfiguring burns, skin grafts, spider bites and cancer-related radiation problems
  • Improves recovery from diabetic foot ulcers

For more information about the benefits of hyperbaric medicine, visit the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society websites.

HBOT is a Medicare-approved treatment for the following conditions:

  • Decompression sickness
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide or cyanide poisoning
  • Exceptional blood-loss anemia
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Crush injury or compartment syndrome
  • Intracranial abscess/actinomycosis
  • Necrotizing soft-tissue infection
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Delayed radiation injury (osteoradionecrosis and soft-tissue radionecrosis)
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Enhancement of healing in selective problem wounds
  • Diabetic ulcers extending to muscle or bone

See a Wound Specialist

You do not need a medical referral to be treated in our wound care center. To make an appointment, please call 573.334.9637.