Arise for better healing.
At our wound care and hyperbaric center, we know our patients by name, not numbers. Our welcoming, expert staff closely monitors and cares for a variety of wounds, injuries or ulcers. We also offer non-invasive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which drastically enhances the body’s ability to heal. Getting to know you better—then getting you better—is what we love and do best.
Familiar for a reason
We see many of our patients several times a week, so we like to keep things friendly and familiar with a lean, tight-knit team of physicians and technicians-and a side of entertainment, when possible. Perhaps you'd prefer an action flick to comedy during HBOT, or you have a favorite magazine or paper. Let us know. By offering wound care at a freestanding facility, our staff can maintain much more personal interaction with our patients and closely follow and promote their healing plans in an environment that feels intimate, not institutional.
Better under pressure for a reason
If you’ve ever taken off in an airplane, then you’ve experienced a pressure sensation similar to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). By doubling or tripling the atmospheric pressure in an area, HBOT uses pure oxygen as a drug that accelerates healing in the body at the cellular level—which means our patients experience excellent results: a healing rate of 90% (and climbing).
Most hospital HBOT facilities herd lots of patients into one room, but as a standalone center, we’re able to provide each of our patients with their own individual space and hyperbaric chamber. In this way, we can deliver more personalized, more efficient care, and you can more comfortably relax with a movie or doze off during your dive. (Blankets and pillows are big around here.)
A little something else that keeps our patients extra comfortable? One of our technicians has a background in commercial diving—quite literally an expert under pressure—giving him an additional layer of empathy and people-reading experience that allows him to monitor every nuance of a patient’s dive. Effective care, at-ease patients.
Our Arise Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center treats the following wounds:
- Traumatic or surgical wounds
- Infected or non-healing wounds
- Diabetic/neurotrophic ulcers, pressure ulcers, and arterial & venous vascular ulcers
- We proudly offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
- Burn injuries
- Wound Care is now offered at Arise Austin Medical Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive medical treatment administered by delivering 100% oxygen to a patient in a chamber at pressures greater than two to three times the normal atmospheric (sea level) pressure. When breathed under increased pressure, oxygen acts as a drug, eliciting varying levels of response at different dosages. Safe time/dose limits have been established for hyperbaric oxygen exposure and these limitations form the basis for today’s treatment protocols. HBOT is FDA approved and has been proven effective as an adjunctive therapy for specific indications. It promotes healing by increasing the oxygen concentration in the body at the cellular level and has been clearly demonstrated to drastically enhance the body’s ability to heal.
How long does HBOT last?
Most treatments last approximately two hours and are given daily unless otherwise indicated. The total number of treatments ordered depends on the diagnosis and severity of each individual case. For some acute cases, the number of treatments is approximately ten days, while more chronic cases may require forty or more treatments.
What are the benefits?
While results vary, there are many benefits associated with intermittent exposure to doses of hyperbaric oxygen. When combined with integrated wound care management, there is an overall acceleration in healing.
- Enables healing in bone grafts, shin grafts, selected problem wounds, compromised grafts, and radiation induced injury
- Inhibits microbial growth, deactivates bacterial toxins, and enhances white blood cell function in infections that have not responded to conventional therapies
- Allows vasoconstriction and subsequent decrease in tissue edema resulting from crush injury and compartment syndrome
- Overcomes the effects of hypoxia and peripheral ischemia