St. David's North Austin Medical Center offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for the treatment of problematic wounds, which benefit from the high-intensity oxygenation this therapy provides. HBOT is also used to treat the effects of radiation, poorly healing skin flaps and grafts, infected bone, decompression sickness and variety of other illnesses.
St. David's HealthCare is most experienced provider of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Central Texas, providing exceptional care to patients since 1987. Our hyperbaric physicians have more than 30 years of combined experience, including Central Texas' only board certified physician in hyperbaric medicine.
Wound healing is a complex process. One of its key requirements is oxygen. Healing tissue can require twenty times more oxygen than healthy tissue. In some patients, a lack of oxygen in the injured tissue, known as ischemia or hypoxia, prevents the body from healing efficiently. This can also provide an opening for infectious organisms, further delaying or preventing the healing process.
As part of a comprehensive wound treatment approach, HBOT is a safe, effective method of providing the necessary oxygen for healing in patients with chronic wounds. HBOT promotes vascular formation, facilitates the action of the body's healing cells, and has also been shown to inhibit the growth of infectious bacteria.
- Professionally trained staff in hyperbaric medicine
- The two largest patient hyperbaric systems in Central Texas
- Hypobaric capability for research
- On-site physician-directed Service
- Spa-like feel
- Excellent patient outcomes
- Certified Hyperbaric Technicians
- Program Director is a Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN)
- Close coordination with referring physicians and specialists
- Entertainment options during therapy including television, videos/DVDs and music
- Free parking and handicap accessible
Our HBOT staff constantly monitors patients during therapy to ensure their safety and comfort.
Treatments and Conditions
- Diabetic Wounds of the Lower Extremities
- Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
- Preparation and Preservation of Compromised Skin Grafts, excluding artificial skin grafts
- Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Gas Gangrene
- Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemia
- Crush Injuries and Suturing of Severed Limbs
- Necrotizing Fasciitis
- Acute Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency
- Cyanide Poisoning
- Acute Thermal Burns
- Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Decompression Sickness
- Gas Embolism