The St. Mary Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is an outpatient service that specializes in the treatment of hard-to-heal sores, pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, chronic venous stasis ulcers and traumatic injuries. Our expertise in wound-healing management includes board-certified specialists in Internal Medicine, Vascular and General Surgery, Podiatry, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, and Oncology . Using a multi-disciplinary approach, treatment plans are individualized to meet the unique needs of each patient whose wounds have not healed using standard treatment.
Each year, nearly seven million Americans are affected by hard-to-heal wounds, mostly as a complication of diabetes and chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremities. Most experience pain, a decrease in mobility, time lost from work and frequent visits to physicians. The amputation of a foot or leg as the result of a non-healing wound is not only emotionally devastating, but significantly impacts health-care costs, while research indicates that up to 80 percent of non-traumatic limb loss is preventable if medical treatment is implemented soon enough.
The St. Mary Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center can make a real difference for those whose quality of life is affected by the complications of chronic hard-to-heal sores.Patients especially at risk are those with diabetes or poor circulation.
A physician referral may be required.
Advanced treatments include:
- Debridement or cleaning of wound surfaces
- Vascular assessment (evaluation of arteries and veins)
- Compression therapy for swelling
- State-of-the-art topical therapies
- Antibiotic therapy
- Negative pressure therapy
- FDA-approved bio-engineered-tissue grafts
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), the patient breathes 100-percent oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. This higher concentration of oxygen nourishes the body tissue, which speeds the healing process. HBOT is approved for treatment of certain diabetic wounds, wounds associated with chronic bone infections and wounds recently treated with surgical grafts. HBOT is prescribed for appoximately 10-percent of non-healing wounds.
To arrange a tour of the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at St. Mary or for additional information, please call 215-710-HEAL (215-710-4325).
The St. Mary Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is conveniently located off Woodbourne Road, in the Cornerstone Executive Suites, 1 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 500, Langhorne, PA 19047.