Advanced Wound Care Center
Our team of wound care physicians offers high quality, expert care for hard-to-heal wounds. The combination of advanced wound care knowledge, compassionate care and technology makes the Advanced Wound Care Center stand out above the rest. Our state-of-the-art unit features private treatment rooms and specialized medical equipment.
Chronic wounds can really compromise your quality of life. If you have a non-healing wound, you may need to seek treatment. If your wound has not healed after four weeks, has become worse after four weeks or has resisted healing for months or years, contact us. Non-healing wounds are often associated with other underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, infections, blood vessel disease or malnutrition.
Our Wound Care Center has the ability to treat all types of wounds including:
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Venous leg ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Skin tears, grafts or flaps
- Chronic wound conditions
Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
|Anil S. Deshpande M.D., Medical Director,
Advanced Wound Care Center and a patient being treated in the hyperbaric chamber.
Innovative Multidisciplinary Approach To Healing
Mercer County's first hyperbaric oxygen treatment facility. One therapy used to heal a wound is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. St. Francis is a proud member of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine.
From the first time you enter our center to the last day of your prescribed treatments, you will be cared for by our National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Certified Hyperbaric Technicians. Our hyperbaric chambers are 34” in circumference so you will have plenty of room to move about, and the clear acrylic will allow you to see completely around the chamber room. Through our partners with Accelecare Wound Centers, we are dedicated to provide you with the best possible care.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen while under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber.
What is the Purpose of breathing Oxygen under Pressure?
Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure dissolves more oxygen in your body’s blood which is then delivered to those areas that are having trouble healing due to the lack of oxygen in the surrounding tissues.
How long does a Treatment last?
An average treatment lasts approximately two (2) hours.
What Conditions Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
- A person with diabetes and a wound that is slow to heal, or is not healing
- Someone with damaged tissue from radiation therapy
- Someone with a skin graft that has a questionable blood supply
- Certain infections of the bone and/or skin
- Anyone with a wound that has shown no improvement in 4 weeks
View as seen inside the hyperbaric chamber
For further assistance please contact the center at 609-599-5146.
Located on the 4th floor of the hospital.