Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbarics

We work with you to determine, manage and treat any underlying medical conditions, which will help you to heal faster and more completely. Using advanced therapies and patient-focused procedures, we're able to speed healing and give you a chance to enjoy your life again.

Every year, nearly 6 million Americans suffer from non-healing wounds. Trauma, diabetes, poor circulation, infection and swelling can cause wounds not to heal properly. At Baton Rouge General's Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbarics, we specialize in evaluating the total patient, developing and implementing a comprehensive treatment plan for both acute and chronic wounds. By utilizing advanced therapies and patient-focused procedures, we strive to heal our patients quickly while minimizing their discomfort and risk of complications.

Types of conditions treated

  • Ulcers (venous and arterial)
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Burn wounds
  • Crush wounds
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Leg swelling /lymphedema
  • Radiation wounds
  • Infected (MRSA) wounds, abscesses

Therapeutic procedures / modalities

  • Ultrasonic debridements
  • Vacuum assisted closure (wound vac)
  • Advanced wound care dressings
  • Transcutanous Oxygen Measurements (TCOM)
  • Compression wounds
  • Total contact cassts
  • Engineered tissues
  • Orthotics / prosthetics
  • Laser doppler mapping
  • Skin grafts 

For more information about Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbarics at Baton Rouge General, please call (225) 387-7818.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is becoming more widely used to treat severe wounds that fail to heal, such as those related to diabetes or radiation from cancer treatments. Breathing 100 percent oxygen under pressure inside the hyperbaric chamber allows oxygen to reach the damaged tissue of severe wounds to help them heal properly. As one of the few hyperbaric wound care facilities in the region, we’re proud of our Board Certified Physicians and highly skilled nurses who receive special training in wound care.

Types of conditions treated

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Radiation necrosis
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Compromised tissue grafts / flaps
  • Crush injuries and acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Progressive necrotizing infections
  • Acute carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Gas gangrene
  • Decompression sickness
  • Exceptional blood loss