Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Because You’ve Got A Lot of Living to Do

Wounds that don’t heal can keep you from the activities you enjoy, but the caring professionals of Bethesda’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program can help. Our dedicated team includes physicians and surgeons who specialize in treating wounds, wound care nurses, dressing management technicians and hyperbaric oxygen technologists.

 

Our Philosophy

A wound that is slow to heal is almost always a symptom of an underlying health problem. We seek out the cause of your wound and work with you on approaches and treatment plans to fix this underlying problem. While healing the wound is very important, we are just as committed to eliminating its cause. In this way, we can help you avoid future wounds.

 

Wound Care May Include a Combination of:

  • Burn treatment

  • Compression therapy

  • Diabetic foot care

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

  • Infection control

  • Nutrition evaluation

  • Pain management

  • Pressure relief

  • Prevention management

  • Skin care and grafting

  • Surgical intervention

  • Vascular referrals

  • Wound assessment

  • Wound dressing options

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

An important treatment for problematic wounds is hyperbaric, or high-pressure, oxygen therapy. The air we breathe is 21 percent oxygen. By providing 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized chamber, we are able to deliver 10 to 15 times more oxygen to the patient, offering many therapeutic benefits.

 

Hyperbaric oxygen can be used to treat conditions, such as:

  • Advanced diabetic ulcers

  • Radiation tissue damage

  • Progressive infections

  • Compromised skin grafts

  • Compartment syndrome, crushing injury or

  • other deficient arterial blood flow

  • Specific chronic bone infections

  • Gangrene

  • Certain other problematic wounds

 

About Bethesda Hospital’s Program

Bethesda Hospital’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine program has an impressive heal rate of 95 percent within 14 weeks. If you have a wound that hasn’t healed, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible. We’ll schedule you for a visit with one of our physicians, who will determine your care plan and start your treatment. 

 

You’ll meet with our healthcare team approximately once a week until your wound is healed. This allows for close observation and treatment of the wound and its cause. Once the wound is healed, we make sure you understand how to prevent it from recurring.

 

Insurance Coverage

Many health insurance plans cover our services. Please check with your insurance provider. Bring your insurance cards and list of medications to your appointment.

 

How to Reach Us

Your physician may refer you to one of our doctors, or you can

call one of our locations directly:

Bethesda Hospital East: 561-292-4678

Bethesda Hospital West: 561-336-7374