Advanced Treatment for Wounds, Infections, and Injuries
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is used to treat many conditions, such as diabetic foot wounds, certain difficult-to-heal wounds, complicated skin or bone infections, carbon monoxide poisoning, and the effects of radiation following cancer treatment. The primary purpose of HBO therapy in wound care is to directly improve the delivery of oxygen to injured tissue, which can help promote healing.
The Center for Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine provides outpatient hyperbaric oxygen therapy as part of the comprehensive plan of care prescribed by our hyperbaric specialists. Our highly trained hyperbaric medicine team works closely with your physician(s) to develop a customized treatment plan for you. We will do all that we can to make you comfortable and help you understand what we are doing for you.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps patients in a number of ways, including:
- Improved wound healing
- Faster resolution of infection
- Stimulation of new blood vessel formation
If your doctor has referred you for HBO therapy, he or she will have explained what benefit you will get from the therapy. However, if you have more questions, the staff at the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit at Saint Francis Hospital will be happy to give you answers and further explain the therapy. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
We accept most private, commercial, and government insurance plans.
For further information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please call 860-714-3010.