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Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing Center

Healing wounds is our speciality

 

St. John's Hospital Camarillo's Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing Center provides the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical options to treat problem wounds.

Our Center

The Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing Center at St. John’s Hospital Camarillo is an out-patient, hospital-based program providing treatment for problem wounds. Our program is affiliated with Healogics, the nation’s pioneer and leader in wound management programs. Patients at our center receive treatment in the safety and comfort of a hospital setting with the expertise of our highly trained nurses, physicians, and therapists.

Our center offers three hyperbaric oxygen chambers capable of delivering up to three atmospheres of 100 percent oxygen, allowing us to treat even the most life-threatening emergencies in a safe and compassionate environment.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a procedure in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber. This quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process and is effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. A treatment profile is administered daily and the number of treatments received will depend on the diagnosis.


Conditions Treated
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  • Bone infection
  • Burns
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Failed or compromised skin grafts
  • Gangrene
  • Late effects of radiation therapy
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers or bed sores
  • Skin tears or lacerations
  • Surgical wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Venous insufficiency
  • WHC patient
  • Other chronic and non-healing wounds

Who is a Candidate for Hyperbaric Medicine?

Appropriate candidates for hyperbaric medicine include patients with:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis, unresponsive to conventional treatment
  • Delayed soft tissue injuries due to radiation
  • Osteoradionecrosis (bone injury caused by radiation)
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Acute Peripheral
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Crush injuries and suturing of severed limbs
  • Compromised skin grafts (preparation and preservation)
  • Decompression illness

Treatments

Our center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy. There are multiple diagnostic and treatment options depending on the situation. Treatments involve research-based, best clinical practice wound care management, including:

  • Debridement (removal of dead tissue)
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Ostomy-related skin and wound care
  • Skin replacement (bio-engineered tissue)
  • Vacuum-assisted wound closure

Advanced wound care may include:

  • Diagnostic testing (can include vascular testing, blood tests, x-rays)
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Nutritional/diabetic counseling
  • Education and prevention
  • Infection control
  • Specialized dressing
  • Pressure-relieving devices
  • Debridement (removal of dead or infected tissue)
  • Compression therapy

Even the most difficult wounds that have not responded to other treatments may see significant improvement at our center. 

Program Coverage

Patients are referred by their primary care doctor and will remain under their doctor's primary care throughout the process. Our board-certified doctor, registered nurses, and technicians work closely with referring doctor. Most insurance plans cover our services. Our facility is an approved provider for Medicare and Medi-Cal. We handle the admission authorization from insurance companies.

Make an Appointment

Call the Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing Center at St. John’s to find out how we can start healing: (888) 315-0540.

To find a referring doctor please call (877) 753-6248.