Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program brochure
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital offers a Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Program that works with patients and specially trained physicians to monitor, manage, and treat chronic, non-healing wounds. We understand how difficult it is to live with pain from a wound that will not heal. Non-healing wounds can affect anyone and prevent you from leading an active life.
Research and new technologies are changing the way we treat chronic wounds. More options are available today than ever before such as bio-engineered skin substitutes, specialized dressings and the latest compression wraps.
The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Program offers state-of-the-art technologies and advanced wound care techniques to effectively treat non-healing wounds.
A wound that has not healed in over a month should not be overlooked. Our program uses a team approach to promote healing. The first step is a thorough assessment by our wound care physician.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) uses high pressure oxygen to heal. Each session lasts approximately two hours. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them. The HBO chamber surrounds patients with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. Usually, there is no benefit to increasing the level of oxygen in the body for normal, healthy individuals. People with certain medical conditions do, however, benefit from increased levels of oxygen. Examples are: people with diabetes who have wounds that are slow to heal; people with wounds that haven’t shown improvement in four weeks; certain bone and skin infections; people with radiation injuries; and people with compromised or failing skin grafts or flaps.
Members of the treatment team are highly trained specialists ranging from nurses, a vascular surgeon, general surgeons and family physicians. The team is designed to work with, not to replace, a patient´s primary care physician or referring physician.
For more information on how to make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call the San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Program at 281-425-2160.
Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Program:
1700 James Bowie Drive
Baytown, TX 77520