Wound care specialists in Austin and Central Texas
St. David's HealthCare offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients with acute and chronic wounds. As part of this program, you will have access to a multidisciplinary team of specialists. This includes physicians credentialed in hyperbaric medicine and wound care, nurses, certified hyperbaric technicians and experts in patient care.
For more information about our wound services, call the St. David's Help Center at (888) 868-2104.
Wound conditions we treat
Our wound specialists are able to care for patients with a variety of conditions, including:
- Bone necrosis
- Brown recluse spider bites
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Compromised skin grafts
- Crush injuries
- Decompression sickness
- Decubitus ulcers (pressure sores)
- Diabetic foot and leg ulcers
- Diabetic wounds
- Ischemic wounds (wounds with no blood supply)
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- Ostomy-related skin problems and wounds
- Peripheral vascular disease and circulatory-related wounds
- Radionecrosis (tissue damage caused by radiation therapy)
- Refractory osteomyelitis (recurrent bone infection)
- Soft tissue necrosis (death of muscle or skin tissue)
- Traumatic wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment
Wound healing is a complex process that may require specialized intervention, such as that provided by HBOT. HBOT is a safe, effective method of providing oxygen for healing chronic wounds. This treatment promotes vascular formation, encourages the body's healing cells and inhibits bacterial growth.
How HBOT works
HBOT takes place inside a hyperbaric chamber. This chamber is pressurized with compressed air to a pressure that is two to three times higher than usually exposed to at sea level. This increase in pressure allows oxygen to be delivered to affected wounds as the patient breathes up to 100 percent oxygen through a treatment hood.
Our assistants and a supervising physician closely monitor patients at all times. A typical treatment takes two hours. Depending on the diagnosis and outcomes, a patient may receive daily treatment for 20 to 40 days.
Our chambers can comfortably accommodate up to three patients and one attendant. Additionally, our staff is fully qualified and accredited by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.
Our wound care centers
Wound care services are available throughout the St. David's HealthCare network. Patients have access to wound care at the following locations:
The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at St. David's Medical Center
900 E. 30th St.
Austin, TX 78705
The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at St. David's South Austin Medical Center
4316 James Casey St., Suite B. 100
Austin, TX 78745