When problem wounds become a threat to life and limb, the wound care specialists at NuHealth’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) Center are ready with the latest in sophisticated healing technologies. Nassau University Medical Center is the tri-state area’s first Level I Trauma Center with a multidisciplinary wound care team and a large, multi-station hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Located within NuHealth’s Zaki Hossain Center for Hypertension, Diabetes & Vascular Disease at Nassau University Medical Center, the Wound Care Center evaluates and treats the entire spectrum of hard-to-heal wounds, providing not only the high-tech healing power of HBOT, but wound cleansing, debridement, and daily changing of dressings, if needed.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment?
Hyperbaric Oxygen treatments (HBOT) deliver pure oxygen to a patient in an airtight chamber at an atmospheric pressure that is greater than normal. Traditionally associated with the treatment of decompression sickness (what divers refer to as “the bends”), HBOT has more recently emerged as a leading therapy in the treatment of problem wounds, infections and trauma. Under high pressure, blood is able to absorb more oxygen which, when carried to damaged or infected tissue, promotes faster healing.
Effective wound management is critically important to patients with diabetes and vascular disease, who are especially prone to problem wounds due to restricted blood flow and excess blood sugars that can greatly slow the healing process.
To contact a wound care specialist, call (516) 572-5201.
Louis Riina, MD