The SMC Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center provides care to those suffering from non-healing wounds all in one location. A comprehensive Wound Care department is a coordinated outpatient unit that utilizes the latest techniques and procedures to provide the best chance of healing.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) can be used to treat slow-to-heal or non-healing wounds, diabetic foot or leg ulcers, non-healing skin grafts or surgical flaps, surgical wounds that have reopened, symptoms occurring on or around a point of radiation, chronic bone infections, and crush injuries.
A Hyperbaric Chamber uses 100-percent pure oxygen at a pressure about two and a half times greater than normal to treat wounds and help them heal quicker.
This Hyperbaric, or high pressure, dose of oxygen helps the blood carry more oxygen to organs and connective tissues to promote wound healing. Oxygen stimulates the creation of new blood vessels and aids growth factors to form new skin. Essentially, HBO helps heal the wound from the inside out.
Our Wound Care department is staffed with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, along with nurses and technicians with advanced training in wound care, who will customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing.
The SMC Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is staffed by surgeons, podiatrists and dedicated nurses providing the most advanced healing options to patients. The team’s goal is to help the patient heal as quickly and completely as possible.
As wound healing specialists, our clinicians have a proven track record of healing wounds — even wounds that have not responded to other treatments.
A wound that is not healing properly may be complicated by underlying conditions such as diabetes, circulation problems or previous radiation treatment. Sometimes, the simplest of wounds can turn into a significant problem because the body’s normal healing process is affected.
Other types of hard-to-heal wounds result from pressure, trauma or infection.
Non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.
As a comprehensive Wound Care healing unit, we specialize in the treatment of all types of non-healing and difficult-to-heal wounds including:
Our approach to wound care is aggressive and comprehensive, coordinating traditional and advanced therapies and techniques that are proven to reduce healing time and improve healing rates.
Since non-healing wounds rarely result from a single cause, we begin with a thorough evaluation and diagnostic testing to determine the underlying cause of the wound. A treatment plan is then developed to give the patient the best chance of healing. Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs, and other private insurance. Depending on the type of wound, the treatment plan may include:
Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation and infection. This will help to determine what course of treatment you will need.
Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the SMC Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center weekly for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome. Some things you can do to assist with healing are:
If you or a loved one has a non-healing wound, getting treated is the most important factor in the healing process.
Following your treatment is the single most important factor in your healing process. Please don’t hesitate to contact the SMC Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at 856-878-6884 to learn more about our doctors or treatment plans. We are happy to clarify anything you feel uncertain about regarding the wound healing process.