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Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Opens at Crozer-Chester Medical Center
We're excited to announce that Crozer-Chester Medical Center opened the Crozer-Keystone Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, located in the North Campus building of Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The center treats patients with chronic, non-healing wounds associated with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, autoimmune disease and conditions that reduce their mobility.
Crozer’s multidisciplinary wound center staff comprises vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons, podiatrists and associated healthcare professionals, who provide patients with an evaluation, diagnosis and treatment plan, as well as education to enhance the treatment outcome and prevent recurrence.
As part of its comprehensive services, select patients may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in which the patient is enclosed in a pressurized chamber. Within the hyperbaric chamber, the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen, with increased atmospheric pressure that causes oxygen to dissolve in the blood.
The dissolved oxygen circulates easily throughout the body and stimulates damaged tissues to heal, red blood cells to grow and white bloods cells to fight infection.
For more information, visit Crozer's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine.