Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO)
BayCare is proud to offer a variety of specialized equipment for wound care at our state-of-the-art wound care centers located throughout the Tampa Bay area. By utilizing advanced technologies such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we are able to help many patients manage slow-healing or non-healing wounds.
Wounds normally heal on their own over a period of several days or weeks. Oxygen plays an integral role in each stage of the healing process by supplying cells with the energy needed to regenerate, helping with the creation of new collagen, and protecting the wound against bacterial infections. In some cases, however, wounds may be slow to heal due to underlying health conditions and concentrated exposure to oxygen may be necessary.
What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is the medical treatment in which a patient breaths 100% oxygen while under pressure in a Hyperbaric chamber. With repeated treatments HBOT helps promote the body to carry more oxygen in the blood cells for the healing process. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used for the following indications:
- Diabetic wounds
- Delayed radiation injuries
- Foot ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical grafts
- Postoperative wounds
Hyperbaric Wound Care in the Tampa Bay Area
In addition to hyperbaric medicine, BayCare offers an array of additional wound treatments such as debridement, total contact casting, vacuum-assisted closure, and bio-engineered skin grafting (most services require a physician’s referral).
To learn more about BayCare’s innovative wound care centers, call (855) 546-6296 or find a doctor near you. We proudly serve individuals in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Plant City, and all of the surrounding areas.