Coping with chronic, non-healing wounds can be both frustrating and time-consuming, but expert care is available to help improve healing and your quality of life. At the CentraCare Wound Center, a service of St. Cloud Hospital, we perform a high volume of wound procedures and our team of experts is lead by a physician, which increases the kinds of treatments that may be used.
Treatment Tailored to Your Needs
Upon referral to the CentraCare Wound Center, you will have a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and its underlying causes. After this determination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be started based on the most effective treatment options.
The program may include:
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Infectious management
- Diabetic education referral
- Nutritional education and referral
- Full range of diagnostic services:
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nuclear medicine
Our staff will set up regular appointments for your visits to the CentraCare Wound Center and give you all of the information you need to take care of your wound at home between visits. Keeping your appointments and following wound care instructions are essential to healing your wound.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
To help in your healing, you may be referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a simple but effective treatment in which you breathe pure oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.
The chamber has clear sides through which you can see your surroundings, and is in a comfortable treatment room equipped with television and videos.
The therapy quickly and safely delivers high concentrations of oxygen to your bloodstream, which helps increase your body’s own natural wound-healing abilities.