The St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine - a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds.
Statistics show a tremendous need for wound care treatment. Each year, approximately six million Americans will suffer from problem wounds resulting from diabetes, circulatory problems and many other conditions – with 1.1 - 1.8 million new cases each year. Compelling statistics include:
Patients with diabetes have a 15 percent increase in the risk of amputation and approximately 82,000
diabetics will undergo amputation each year. But there is hope with St. Joe’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Innovative, Specialized Treatment for Chronic and Non-Healing Wounds
Every year, chronic wounds and other conditions keep millions of Americans just like you from enjoying their best quality of life. The staff at the wound care center apply evidence-based clinical practices using advanced therapies, including the most advanced dressings and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help heal patients who suffer from chronic and non-healing wounds. The health care team at our wound care
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen while inside a treatment chamber. The increase in oxygen in the blood encourages the creation of blood vessels and increases the production of collagen, the body’s natural ‘scaffolding’ - both necessary for wound healing. HBO can be the primary treatment or it can be used in combination with other treatments.
High Healing Rates & Reduced Healing Time
Our team of multi-disciplinary specialists will provide you with access to proven methods that can help you heal and get you back to living life the way you want. We use evidenced-based, advanced therapies, that result in improved healing rates over shorter periods of time.
The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine treats conditions including but not limited to:
Specially trained physicians and nursing staff provide the following evidence-based therapies and advanced technologies:
When to Call the Wound Care Center
Any patient who has a wound that has not responded to conventional therapy should be referred to the wound care center for further diagnostics to evaluate specific reasons why they are not healing.
Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
St. Joseph Oakland
(in the Alice Gustafson Center)
44405 Woodward Ave., Ste. 200
Pontiac, MI 48341-5023