ER Wait Time | Door To Provider: 49 minutes | If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Home 9 Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine 9 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Medicine

Advanced wound care therapy to promote healing

For appointments, please call (239) 368-4710
Fax the referral form to (239) 368-4485
For general questions or concerns, please call (239) 368-4561

Senior and young women embracing at home

Hyperbaric medicine is used to enhance the healing of wounds, particularly those that are difficult-to-heal or infected. During treatment, a patient lies in a special pressurized chamber of pure oxygen and breathes normally, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. The providers at Lehigh Regional Medical Center Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center may use hyperbaric medicine to treat conditions such as:

  • Air or gas embolisms
  • Bone infections
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries and other traumatic injuries that compromise blood supply to tissues
  • Decompression sickness
  • Gangrene
  • Poisoning from carbon monoxide or cyanide
  • Pressure sores
  • Radiation treatment injuries or thermal burns
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Skin grafts
  • Wounds that have not healed with other therapies, such as diabetic foot ulcers

Am I a candidate?

Patients who experience any of the following may be candidates:

  • Wounds that fail to respond to treatment/therapies after 4 weeks
  • Wounds that have not completely healed in eight weeks
  • Post-operative infections
  • Slow/non-healing surgical wounds
  • Diabetic leg and foot wounds
  • Chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Gas Gangrene
  • Crush injuries
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Radiation or other burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Compromised skin/muscle grafts
  • Decompression sickness
  • Progressive necrotizing soft tissue infections

Our team will determine a treatment plan that is right for you!