Most people who develop sores or wounds will heal without much effort on their part, but sometimes it is necessary to seek help to heal. Individuals with open areas related to leg swelling, diabetes, kidney disease, limited activity or other chronic diseases may find their healing to be slow. Infection can cause additional pain and a host of other problems, which can be frustrating for patients and time-consuming for healthcare providers to manage.
The first step to healing is scheduling an appointment at
the Nanticoke Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.
Patients can contact the Center directly for an appointment or may be referred by their physician.
The key to the Center’s wound healing success is the team effort between Nanticoke’s team, the patient’s primary care and/or referring physicians, and patients themselves. The Nanticoke Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center heals over 95% of patients who complete the program.
Types of Wounds Treated
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a form of treatment in which the patient breathes in 100% oxygen at pressure greater than normal atmospheric (sea level) pressure. At the Nanticoke Wound Care & Hyberbaric Center, the treatment is given in a pressurized device called a monoplace chamber.