Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
The state-of-the-art Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Beverly Hospital specializes in the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds resulting from illnesses such as diabetes, venous stasis, pressure ulcers, and peripheral vascular disease.
A multi-disciplinary team of physicians, registered nurses, hyperbaric technologists, and nutritionists work together to provide patients with the most effective treatment options to relieve pain, promote healing, and help patients get back on their feet. Your primary care physician remains an integral part of your overall treatment plan.
With years of experience and healing rates of over 95%, the staff is proud to be able to assist patients who have difficult-to-heal wounds. A course of treatment may include:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a simple, non-invasive and painless way of delivering high doses of oxygen to the body. Patients breathe 100% oxygen while in a pressurized state. The oxygen is then dissolved into the blood and diffused into the tissue and fluids of the body, contributing to the healing process.
- Stimulates growth of new blood vessels
- Reduces swelling
- Increases oxygen delivery to tissues
- Effective at fighting certain types of infections
Conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen:
- Osteomyelitis (infection of the bone)
- Diabetic wound of the lower extremity
- Radiation tissue or bone damage
- Compromised skin grafts or flaps
For referral information, please contact the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at (323) 725-5066.