Wound Care

Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

The Sacred Heart Center for Wound Care provides advanced wound care therapies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

When wounds are slow healing or chronic, Sacred Heart wound care specialists use advanced therapies. Having diabetes, poor circulation or an autoimmune problem puts you at high risk for developing a wound that may not heal properly.

Sacred Heart has two locations: The Center for Wound Care in Pensacola (850-416-2500), and the Wound Care Center, 7720 US Hwy 98 W in Miramar Beach (850-278-3696). Both locations provide wound care doctors highly skilled in diagnosing and treating complex wounds.

Our experienced team performs a complete assessment of each patient to identify the underlying cause of the wound. We work closely with your primary care physician to coordinate a treatment plan. We also offer ongoing education on how to care for your wound at home.

At our Wound Care Centers, we treat:

  • Ulcers or pressure-related wounds
  • Diabetic-related wounds
  • Vascular wounds, including arterial, venous and inflammatory ulcers
  • Chronic wounds and inflammation
  • Compromised skin flaps or grafts
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Radiation-induced injury
  • Chronic osteomyelitis
  • Ostomy
  • Fistula care
  • Crush injuries

Wound care therapies include ultrasonic treatment and debridement, compression therapy, application of human skin equivalents, vacuum-assisted closure, and thorough surgical debridement.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Speeds the Recovery Process

In Pensacola, Sacred Heart offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy under the medical direction of John May, MD, a board-certified hyperbaric medicine specialist. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is painless and enhances the body’s natural healing process. The treatment involves a specially constructed chamber with higher than normal air pressure. In this chamber, your lungs can take in more oxygen than normal. Oxygen become therapeutic and promotes the healing of damaged tissues, reduces swelling, improves circulation, fights infection, and stimulates small blood vessel and skin growth.

While there are many uses for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, our program focuses on patients with:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers that will not heal
  • Enhancement of healing in problematic wounds
  • Tissue damage due to radiation therapy
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Compromised skin grafts or flaps

Sacred Heart’s Center for Wound Care in Pensacola is the only one in Northwest Florida accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS).

 

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