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Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Today, health care professionals speed wound recovery using advanced techniques such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) which involves increasing a person's blood oxygen level.  The person being treated breathes 100 percent oxygen while resting under two to three times normal air pressure in a sealed chamber. The HBOT or oxygen chamber creates a healing environment that can help save the limbs of people with diabetes, heal wounds and save damaged tissue.

At New York Methodist's Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is administered by board certified physicians and well-trained nurses and support staff and is located at 1 Prospect Park West in a newly renovated suite.

The length of treatment depends on the condition. Patients may require up to 30 sessions for non-healing wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used for:

  • Limb saving --  treating non-healing wounds of patients at risk of limb loss due to diabetes, osteomyelitis, or traumatic crush injuries. 
  • Tissue saving -- from effects of radiation therapy, failed flaps and skin grafts

Dr. Viccari performs Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Download our brochure or for more information on hyperbaric oxygen therapy or to learn more about the Center's other treatments for wound care, call 718.622.2608.

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