Improve healing with the Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care
Most wounds heal after two weeks. But for 6.7 million Americans, wounds don’t heal that quickly and become chronic. St. Joseph’s/Candler has three specialized wound care centers across the region that offer several options to treat wounds effectively and timely.
Our staff specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic non-healing wounds including:
- diabetic ulcers
- ischemic ulcers
- peristomal skin irritations
- pressure ulcers
- other chronic, non-healing wounds
- traumatic wounds
- surgical wounds
- venous insufficiency
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.
Our wound care centers 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. Learn more about that here. (link to hyperbaric webpage)
Specialized Comprehensive Care for Patients with Chronic Wounds
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:
- Bio-engineered skin grafting
- Multiple advanced dressing options including:
- Dressings with silver
- Anti-bacterial dressings
- Dressings with collagen
- Dressings that put moisture in the wound
- Dressings that pull moisture out of the wound
- Advanced skin substitutes
- Compression therapy
- Casting for diabetic foot ulcers
- Edema management
- Non-invasive vascular testing
- Pressure relief and offloading, such as suggesting special shoes, wound vacs, sponges or other advanced devices to use at home
In addition, the wound care center offers diabetic teaching, nutritional counseling and patient and caregiver wound management/prevention counseling.
Meet Our Team
Our physician-driven, multidisciplinary healthcare team at the Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care includes:
- Physicians specially trained in wound management and hyperbaric medicine
- Certified or specialty trained wound care nurses
- Certified ostomy nurses (Moss Creek Location)
- Highly trained clinical hyperbaric technicians
- Healthcare educators
How to Make an Appointment
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
19 Moss Creek Village, Suite B4
Bluffton, SC 29926
103B General Stewart Way
Hinesville, Ga. 31313
Physician offices or individuals - no physician referral needed - may call the Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care for a wound or hyperbaric evaluation.
The Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care is an outpatient, non-emergent care facility.