Citrus Memorial Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center

When you are dealing with a wound that won't heal, it can be alarming. You can get the expert, patient-focused healing you need at the Citrus Memorial Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.

Our center includes advanced hyperbaric chamber technology and is staffed by board-certified physicians, certified wound ostomy nurses and hyperbaric technologists. This team specializes in treating chronic wounds that have not sufficiently healed after four to six weeks.

For more information or wound care education information, contact the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at (352) 341-6000.

Our wound care services

Our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center provides a variety of wound care services, including:

  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Bio-engineered skin substitutes
  • Growth factor therapy
  • Negative pressure therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)

HBOT increases the oxygen reaching all cells of the body, stimulating healing and the growth of healthy tissues without the use of surgery. HBOT also effectively fights some infection types.

The Center in Inverness, Florida, has three single-person hyperbaric chambers to provide advanced therapy sessions for wound healing.

What to expect during HBOT

During an HBOT session, you rest comfortably in a sealed, pressurized hyperbaric chamber environment where you will inhale pure oxygen. This helps push oxygen into your blood plasma.

The chambers are transparent, and you can communicate with a member of our staff at any time during your session. Sessions typically last for two hours, with the treatment period ranging from five days to six weeks.

Types of wounds treated by HBOT

If you have a wound which is exceptionally difficult to heal, your wound care specialist may decide to treat it with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These types of wounds include:

  • Chronic bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetic foot wounds
  • Radiation damage to soft tissue and bone, bowel, bladder and prostate