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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Advanced therapies and treatment for hard-to-heal wounds

Soothing Relief for a Variety of Conditions

Our wound care specialists see the power of healing every day. We work with your primary care physician on care plans and treatment for pressure sores, diabetic foot ulcers, chronic leg ulcers, gangrene, burns, surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, and oncology wounds. Talk to your primary care doctor today about our soothing, advanced therapies. 

Common Conditions We Treat

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Gangrene
  • Post-radiation tissue injury
  • Burns
  • Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores)
  • Wounds caused by poor circulation or traumatic injury
  • Non-healing surgical wounds

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Wound Care Services

We use a variety of clinical treatments, advanced therapies and support services to speed wound healing, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), advanced wound dressings, antibiotic therapy, and nutritional counseling. Our goal is to reduce your pain and heal your wound so you can avoid medical complications.

Our specialists and nurses have extensive training and work with your physicians to develop a specific treatment plan to meet your needs. A physician referral is required.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increases the amount of oxygen in your blood and speeds the healing process.
  • HBOT is successful for many wounds and injuries, ranging from diabetic ulcers and preparation for oral surgery, to crush injuries and radiation burns.
  • A qualified physician will evaluate patients for therapy. 
  • We have treatments available five days a week.
  • Our certified staff puts patient care at the forefront of the treatment process.
  • We offer HBOT treatment in a large, walk-in chamber, which allows patients to sit upright or recline during treatment while they watch television or read a book.
Each day millions of people receive some type of wound therapy after a surgery or an injury. To help with that recovery, health experts at Lee Memorial Health System are using a popular device that helps patients recover faster and safer. It’s called a negative pressure wound therapy. It works much like a vacuum seal. After foam is placed inside the wound, a vacuum assisted closure is placed on top. Once the machine is turned on, the wound is slowly pulled together. “It helps bring the wound edges together. It helps remove the drainage. It controls any swelling inside the wound, stimulates the formation of granulation tissue which speeds up the entire wound healing process” said Marcus Scharre, a wound care supervisor with Lee Memorial Health System. The device is used on more than six million wounds nationwide. “Larger wounds can take a significant time to heal, so this speeds it up big time” said Scharre. Negative wound pressure therapy is used on wounds that are too large or too deep for stitches or staples. Typically, patients wear the device for six to eight weeks. “They’re used on a lot of different wounds” said Scharre. “Acute wounds, chronic wounds, surgical incisions, pressure ulcers, things like that.” Before negative wound pressure therapy, health experts commonly used a system called wet to dry where they changed the patient’s dressing every day. With negative pressure wound therapy, the dressing is only changed three times a week. When a patient leaves the hospital, they transition to a smaller, more portable wound vac. This allows patients to leave the hospital sooner while still receiving the treatment they need. The negative pressure wound therapy lowers the risk for infection by offering a quicker and safer wound closure.