CoxHealth Services

Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

We specialize in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

At CoxHealth, we’re committed to providing you with great care, dignity and respect. Every consideration is given to accommodate your physical, spiritual and emotional needs as part of the healing process. We offer wound care and hyperbaric medicine in Springfield and Branson, Missouri. These services are by referral only.

Wound Assessment and Treatment

Our highly-trained staff provide a complete assessment of your wound and discuss health factors that may affect the healing process. We’ll review your needs, including wound care products, assistive or off-loading devices and wound care at home. Our approach may include wound care management, appropriate therapies and services, as well as wellness and prevention education.

Conditions We Treat

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Gas gangrene
  • Arterial insufficiency wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds
  • Measurement and assessment of wound status

  • Cleansing of wound and application of dressing
  • Debridement
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radiation damage
  • Venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers

If necessary, we provide referrals for conditions for these other CoxHealth specialties:

  • Dermatology
  • Home health care
  • Infectious disease
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Orthotic care

  • Pain clinic
  • Physical therapy or lymphedema clinic
  • Plastic surgery
  • Podiatry care
  • Vascular surgery

Wound Care FAQ

What is transcutaneous O2 measurement?

It’s a pain-free study to measure your circulation. Electrodes, similar to EKG patches, are placed on your skin. The results of this study inform the physician of your ability to heal and the best treatments options for you. The results are then sent to the physician who referred you to our center. If you’re a patient of our center, this test may be requested by one of your providers.

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe 100 percent oxygen while in an acrylic, see-through chamber that’s pressurized to greater than one atmosphere (sea level). This delivers oxygen quickly in high concentrations to injured areas of your body through your blood stream, stimulating new blood vessel growth and increasing oxygenation. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can stop certain types of infection and enhance wound healing, including diabetic foot ulcers, radiation damage and failing surgical flaps.

Treatments are typically Monday through Friday for two hours each day. Depending on the diagnosis, treatments can last between four and eight weeks.

What kind of post-discharge healing process can I expect?

Once your wound closes, it may take weeks to months for it to heal completely. Our team educates you on the measures to keep your wounds closed. We’re always here to assist you.

What are CoxHealth's accreditations?

The CoxHealth Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Center is also a DAN (Divers Alert Network) facility for diving emergencies. Our Springfield facility is accredited by UHMS, our Branson facility is currently in the accreditation process.

Our Springfield facility is accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society as Level One – with Distinction.  This accreditation means our facility meets the highest standards of care and patient safety within the specialty of undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Our Branson facility is currently in the accreditation process.

Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care: Branson

Medical Plaza

101 Skaggs Road, Ste. 103

Branson, MO, 65616

Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care: Springfield

3525 S. National Ave, Ste. 101

Springfield, MO 65807


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