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Southwest Regional’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center

A holistic approach to wound care

Open Monday through Friday beginning at 7 am.
Sixth Floor of the Medical Center

Dr. Thomas Jeffcoat directs the Center with a highly trained staff using specialized equipment to treat wounds including:

  • Diabetic foot or leg ulcers
  • Lower leg ulcers from poor circulation
  • Chronic soft tissue infections
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Radiation tissue damage
  • Preservation of skin grafts or flaps
  • Conditions which could lead to amputation without treatment

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is treated in a pressurized chamber for short periods and uses 100% pure oxygen delivered to the bloodstream very quickly in high concentrations. Medical conditions which are treated using Hyperbaric medicine include:

  • Chronic wounds that will not heal
  • Bone infections including Osteomyelitis
  • Thermal burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Industrial accidents
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Gas gangrene
  • Decompression sickness including diving accidents

Hyper oxygenation creates a higher concentration of oxygen in the blood stream enhancing wound healing. New Blood vessel growth aids healing and also reduces relapse over time. Because edema can be a barrier to blood flow and healing, hyperbarics can reduce excess fluid in the tissue which causes edema. Oxygen behaves as an antibiotic by helping contain the infection and allows the tissue to grow new blood vessels and heal.