Wound Healing & Care

Some wounds require advanced care to heal. The Baptist Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine specializes in treating chronic non-healing wounds, developing a personalized plan for you.

  • Our region’s most experienced center

    We have provided comprehensive wound care since 1989.

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  • A team approach

    Doctors from several specialties work in collaboration with your physicians.

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  • Leading-edge technology and protocols

    We use hyperbaric oxygen therapy and a range of other advanced treatments.

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Conditions We Treat

Our team is composed of hyperbaric/wound care specialists and podiatrists (foot care specialists) and we consult with vascular and general surgeons, plastic reconstructive surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons. Expert wound care may be required for a variety of injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions. Conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Problem wounds

  • Diabetic ulcers

  • Compromised skin grafts

  • Bone/Marrow Infections

  • Cyanide or carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Decompression sickness

  • Cerebral arterial gas embolism

  • Venous leg ulcers

  • Arterial ulcers

  • Burns

  • Pressure ulcers

  • Radiation complications

  • Exceptional blood loss

  • Crush injury and compartment syndrome

  • Reattached and sutured limbs

  • Peripheral ischemia

  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections

  • Gas gangrene

  • Bites

Personalized Wound Care Program

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Diagnostic testing

  • Pain management

  • Physical therapy

  • Diabetes education Pain management

  • Treatment of infection

  • Home health care

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

  • Debridement (removal of injured tissue)

  • Vascular studies of the blood circulation to the wound

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen has a very important role in healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivers high levels of oxygen to the patient’s bloodstream in a pressurized environment. This increases the supply of oxygen delivered to the wounded tissue – stimulating new vascular growth. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to enhance the healing process. It is used as an addition to, not a replacement for, other therapies. Chronic conditions and non-healing wounds may need multiple therapy sessions.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is provided as an outpatient service. The patient enters an enclosed chamber and breathes 100 percent oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure for a specific period of time. Both our locations provide individual chambers for privacy and comfort.