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Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine

The St. John Providence Health System Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine, with locations at SJH&MC, Providence, and Providence Park offers advanced solutions for problem wounds, as well as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in their cadre of specialty wound care treatments. The end goal is to help chronic wounds to heal and prevent limb loss.

For certain patients, the Center use hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a medical treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing ability and strengthens the body’s immune system. By dramatically increasing the oxygen content level in blood and compromised tissue, HBOT provides the ideal environment to promote the growth of new blood vessels and skin – a cornerstone of wound healing. It’s a thoroughly tested, completely safe and painless therapy that has helped thousands of patients worldwide heal faster and better than ever before. 

Types of wounds treated

Wounds typically treated include acute or chronic, all wounds especially those difficult to heal, including but not limited to the following:

  • Abscess 
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Burns
  • Calciphylaxis
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Radiation injuries
  • Surgical
  • Trauma
  • Vasculitic ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
What to expect 

At the Center, the patient experience includes:

  • detailed history and assessment
  • individualized treatment plan
  • coordination of care with appropriate services and specialties
  • care based on a multi disciplinary group of board certified specialists including Vascular, Infectious Disease, General Surgery, Plastics, Podiatry

It is our goal to work in support of the patient’s primary care physician -- making communication a top priority.

Making an appointment

Each site offers care based on a multidisciplinary group of board certified specialists including vascular, infectious disease, general surgery, plastics, and podiatry for all types of wounds, abscesses, trauma, and ulcers. Please ask your primary care physician to call and refer you for treatment.  Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy are offered at the following locations:

  • St. John Hospital and Medical Center - 313-343-8701
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center - 586-582-7940
  • Providence Hospital - 248-849-6350
  • St. John River District Hospital - 810-329-1240
  • Providence Park Hospital - 248-465-5320

 

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Save a Leg, Save a Life

Many physicians and nurses at the Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine are part of "Save a Leg, Save a Life," an organization that raises awareness of peripheral artery disease and amputation prevention.

Tony fought off an amputation...with our help.

Tony - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Tony was facing a foot amputation, until his physician suggested an alternative. He came to the St. John Providence Center for Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine, which offers advanced solutions for problem wounds.

Patients like Tony have experienced healing through the power of hyperbaric oxygen. Now, he’s completely healed and back to work!