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Is Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services right for you?
If you have a wound that has not healed 50% in 4 weeks you may have a “chronic non-healing wound”. Such a wound can result from diabetes or other health problems. You may benefit from our comprehensive wound care program.
Our friendly professional staff includes:
Specially trained Wound Care and Hyperbaric Physicians
Nationally certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurses (CHRN) and Technologists (CHT)
Our licensed nurses and technical staff receive specialized training in advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We have many years of experience working with a variety of difficult wounds and look forward to helping you.
The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services uses a
variety of medical technologies to diagnose and treat chronic, non-healing
wounds. Some of these include:
tissue based products
pressure wound therapy
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen is vital in the healing process and while many patients have adequate oxygenation to heal wounds some have an insufficient oxygen supply. Certain conditions like diabetes and vascular disease lead to inadequate blood flow and oxygenation that can impair healing.
With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the patient breathes 100% oxygen at 2-3 times atmospheric pressure. The patient is placed in a special hyperbaric chamber to achieve this. While under this added pressure, oxygen is able to saturate the tissues and plasma can carry oxygen as well as the red blood cells, delivering about 20-30 times the amount of oxygen as just breathing at sea level. Treatments vary in length by the condition being treated but are typically about 2 hours in length and could be repeated daily, five days a week, for as many as 40 treatments. Some conditions require treating twice daily for a short period.
One or more of our trained staff members will always be on duty during treatments and in full communication to address your needs.
The following is a list of approved indications for treatment with hyperbaric oxygen.
Chronic infected diabetic foot ulcer
Delayed radiation injuries of the bone and soft tissues
Chronic bone infection (osteomyelitis)
Progressive necrotizing infections
Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts and/or flaps
We accept most types of insurance at Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus. If you have questions if one of our providers is "in network" for your health insurance plan, please contact your insurance company directly or you may contact one of our Patient Financial Counselors at 509.758.4652 (Option 1).
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For more information, please call Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Services at 509.758.1119 option 1. You may reach the Director, Jonathan Scott, at option 4 or by email.
Dr. Deshpande brings over 30 years of experience as a general surgeon and over 10 years of experience in wound healing and hyperbaric medicine services. Dr. Deshpande received his MD from Osmania Medical College in India and served as the Chief Resident of the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) School of Medicine as a board certified surgeon. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His vast experience includes general surgery, cancer treatment of the head and neck, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and has been the medical director for wound care and clinical services. His positive attitude and warm demeanor make him a joy to talk with whether engaging with patients or staff.