An Additional Therapy for Healing
Sometimes your wounds will not respond to general wound care treatments alone. For some patients, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is an effective technology that supplements the other treatment methods used by physicians. HBO therapy involves daily visits to the wound center for a period of approximately 4-8 weeks, then follow-up wound care to monitor healing progress. During HBO therapy you are placed in a pressurized chamber where you breathe 100% oxygen. This increases the presence of oxygen within the wound and thus aids in healing and growth of new tissue.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy May Benefit:
- Chronic wounds
- Post-radiation tissue injury
- Diabetes-related foot and ankle ulcers
- Crush injuries
- Venous stasis or arterial insufficiency ulcers
- Wounds caused by poor circulation or trauma
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Pressure ulcers
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Not all insurance plans approve the use of HBO for all diagnoses.
Carlos Wade, M.D.
Medical Director for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Certified Wound Specialist Physician
Dr. Wade has ten years' experience in hospital-based medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Alisse Dimatteo BSN, RN
Clinic Charge Nurse
Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse
Established in 2006, the Texas Health Huguley Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric
Medicine combines the expertise of specially trained physicians, wound specialists,
wound-care nurses, and hyperbaric technicians to develop a treatment plan for each
patient. Tools for healing difficult wounds include hyperbaric medicine, cellular and
tissue-based therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and advanced wound-care