Baptist Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine offers comprehensive services to heal problem wounds. Our professional clinical staff works with a broad spectrum of patients providing multidisciplinary services including:
Baptist Advanced Wound Center offers specialized equipment, technology and highly trained staff for the management of complex problem wounds. Examples include:
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Baptist Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine is located on the lower lobby level of the Medical Arts East building. Convenient parking is available in our parking garage, with entrance on Carlisle Street. Park on the first level of the garage, enter through the Lobby and proceed to Outpatient Registration for your appointment. (Click on the map to see a larger image.)
A chronic, non-healing wound is one that does not heal in six to eight weeks with traditional wound care. More than 5 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds, which can cause serious infections, illness and loss of a limb. To ensure your health and safety, you should learn to recognize the causes and symptoms of non-healing wounds.
Conditions that can affect wound healing:
Other causes of non-healing wounds include a past or current history of smoking, steroid use, radiation therapy, cancer or infection, lying in one position for too long or a family history of non-healing wounds.
When does a wound become a chronic, non-healing wound? Look for these signs:
Oxygen therapy is based on the fact that all human cells, tissues and organs need oxygen to function, and when there is a lack of oxygen, a number of health problems can occur. Along those lines, when concentrated oxygen is used in therapy for a patient, the goal is to enable cells to utilize the oxygen to begin or speed the healing process.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, patients breathe 100 percent pure oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure, which increases the oxygen levels in body tissue to aid in healing and fighting infeinfection.
Specialists at Baptist use oxygen therapy to treat hard-to-heal wounds associated with diabetes and diabetic neuropathy, soft-tissue damage from skin grafts and cancer radiation therapy, as well as to help salvage limbs.
Baptist Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine utilizes the latest and most advanced equipment and monoplace chambers. The chamber allows for the patient to watch television, listen to music or sleep during their treatment. If you have one of the following conditions, Hyperbaric Oxygen might benefit you:
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