The newly-expanded MedStar Wound Healing Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital has four hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers to help treat patients with wounds that have resisted traditional treatment.
To find a wound care specialist, call:
Wound Healing Center
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Suite 2 North
Baltimore, MD 21239
Take a Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of our newly-expanded Wound Healing Center that now offers eight treatment rooms and four hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them. It uses 100 percent oxygen (compared to 21 percent found in our daily air) breathed at higher than normal pressures (up to three times more than normal atmospheric pressure) to enhance healing in problem wounds. Greater amounts of oxygen entering the body promote blood vessel formation, increased oxygen flow to damaged tissue, reduced infection, fast healing rate of wounds, reduced swelling and preservation of tissue. This treatment is not painful, and there are very few side effects. However, most wound care does not involve hyperbaric treatment. Only 15 percent of patients need this kind of treatment for wound healing.
HBOT can be used to treat the most difficult wounds that are resistant to healing, including:
- Acute Thermal Burns
- Arterial Insufficiencies
- Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
- Compromised Skin Flaps and Grafts
- Crush Injuries, Compartment Syndrome and other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
- Delayed Radiation Injury of Bone and Soft Tissue
- Gas Gangrene
- Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL)
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
- Severe Anemia