Wounds need Oxygen to heal from the inside out. When a wound does not respond to traditional wound care treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be needed. At St. Joseph’s/Candler, our technology allows a patient to lie in a chamber breathing 100% pure oxygen. This process allows your blood plasma to carry 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body’s tissue. The oxygen enriched blood also enhances the function of white blood cells and encourages the development of new capillaries aiding in the wound healing process. Treatments take approximately 120 minutes, depending on your diagnosis.
Each year, there are 1.1 million to 1.8 million new cases and approximately 8 million Americans suffering from chronic wounds. Compelling statistics include:
The American Diabetes Association estimates that diabetes-related amputation could be reduced by 50 percent if patients were routinely tested for neuropathy, educated to prevent injury or complications and provided related ancillary services. While these numbers show the tremendous need for wound care, there is hope. Studies have shown that wound care treatment facilities have significantly reduced amputation rates and shortened the length of hospital stays.
A patient with a wound that has not begun to heal in two weeks or is not completely healed in six weeks may benefit from our proven clinical practice guidelines. Our staff specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic non-healing wounds including:
We utilize the newest clinical tools in wound healing, including state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers that utilize pure oxygen to speed up the healing process.
Our wound care team develops an individualized treatment plan utilizing the newest clinical tools and traditional clinical practices. Patient Care focuses on a whole-body approach to wound healing including:
Our physician-driven, multi-disciplinary healthcare team at the Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care includes:
The Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care has three locations to serve you.
Heart and Lung Building, Suite 201
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Ga. 31405
Should an emergency occur after business hours, please call 911.
St.Joseph's Hospital Campus: 912-819-4100
Candler Hospital Campus: 912-819-6000