A Multidisciplinary Approach to Better Wound Care
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Brownwood Regional Medical Center is a wound care center designed to prevent and treat chronic or hard-to-heal wounds. Led by the center's Board Certified physicians, our multidisciplinary team consists of health care professionals working together in collaboration to create an atmosphere of trust and comfort while delivering comprehensive wound management.
Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds
More than 3.5 million Americans suffer from wounds that may not heal after months, or even years, of traditional treatment. Chronic wounds are often painful and upsetting, and when associated with diabetes or poor circulation, they can be very difficult to heal. Whatever the cause, it’s important to diagnose and treat the problem correctly. That’s why the physicians and other specialists at the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center are here for you. A specially-trained team of physicians, nurses, and technologists provide comprehensive, cost-effective wound care to patients with non-healing wounds.
What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, or dives, that last from 90 minutes to two hours. This increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood allowing the wounds to heal from the inside out. It is a painless, proven way to help the body heal.
The HBO chambers resemble a reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. Patients can listen to music or watch movies on televisions and VCR/DVD players mounted above the chamber. Patients also remain in constant contact with those outside the chamber through an intercom and private handset. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, like that felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed.
Becoming a Wound Care Patient
Your primary care physician can refer you to the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Brownwood Regional or you can make your own appointment. Treatment is administered on an outpatient basis. For more information about the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Brownwood, call 325-649-3640.