Published on July 10, 2017

Helping stubborn wounds heal

A wound that is slow to get better is far more than a nuisance.

The longer a wound takes to heal, the greater the risk of a serious limb- or even life-threatening infection.

That’s why if you have a wound that isn’t healing on its own, your doctor may recommend the St. Mary Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Our team of doctors and nurses specializes in treating chronic wounds, such as:

  • Pressure sores
  • Surgical wounds
  • Foot ulcers caused by diabetes, poor blood flow or swollen legs

Last year, the center’s healing rate for chronic wounds was nearly 100 percent.

“Patients have come to us with wounds that are two to three years old,” says Nathaniel Holzman, MD, Medical Director of the center. “And we’ve completely healed them in a month.”

What’s behind this success? The center provides truly individualized care.

“We treat the whole you—not just the hole in you,” Dr. Holzman stresses.

This means our team of specialists looks at the health conditions and other factors that are keeping your wound from healing and devises a treatment plan just for you.

That plan might involve lifestyle changes, as well as medical treatments such as state-of-the-art skin substitutes, specialized dressings and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

During HBOT, patients rest inside a pressurized chamber and breathe in pure oxygen. The extra oxygen helps injured tissue heal.