Treatment Options

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Other Advanced Treatment Options

Our specialists use the most current diagnostic tests, technologies and cutting-edge treatments to help you heal faster and return to your normal life. We customize treatment plans and continuously assess your progress to ensure we are providing the right therapy at the right time for maximum effectiveness.

At Bethesda North, we offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which increases the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream to help wounds heal more quickly.

The patient breathes 100 percent oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber at greater than atmospheric pressure. The increased concentration of oxygen stimulates the formation of new blood vessels develop and healing accelerates. This therapy is typically five days a week, with each session lasting two hours. Patients may watch television, adjust their bed, and communicate with their technician during treatment to maximize comfort.

Other wound treatment options include:

  • Debridement (removal of dead/contaminated tissue and foreign matter)
  • Infection control
  • Revascularization
  • Growth factor therapy
  • Bioengineered skin substitutes
  • Compression therapy
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Offloading techniques such as total contact casting (equal distribution of foot pressure)

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