CoxHealth provides advanced wound services and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to patients of all ages.
If you have a hard-to-heal wound, you may benefit from our specialized wound care or 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 and 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.
Conditions treated by HBOT include:
- Arterial gas embolism
- Decompression illness
- Acute carbon monoxide poisoning (available 24/7 in Springfield)
- Delayed radiation injury
- Gas gangrene
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Failed skin grafts/flaps
- Crash injuries
- Chronic osteomyelitis
- Lower extremity ulcers caused by diabetes
- Central retinal artery occlusion
- Idiopathic sensory neural hearing loss
- Intracranial abscess
- Thermal burns
- Exceptional anemia
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.