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.
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:
Diabetic foot care
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Skin care and grafting
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
Compromised skin grafts
Compartment syndrome, crushing injury or
other deficient arterial blood flow
Specific chronic bone infections
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.
Working side by side with your primary care physician, you’ll then 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 help you understand how to prevent it from recurring.
Many health insurance plans cover our services. Please check with your insurance provider or our staff can help navigate insurance matters. Bring your insurance cards and a list of medications to your appointment.
How to Reach Us
Your physician may refer you to one of our doctors, or you can
call us directly:
Bethesda Hospital East: 561-292-4678