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New Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Unit at St. John’s Riverside Hospital

Nov 9

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Photo Credit: Frank Laudato
Brian Behr, Director of Finance at St. John's Riverside Hospital,
trying out the new Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Unit



Photo Credit: Frank Laudato
Celebrating at the opening of the New Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Unit
Dr. Farid Abdo, Neuro-Radiology, St. John's Riverside Hospital
Dr. Rajendra Rampersaud, Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit, St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Dr. Todd Minken, Interventional Radiology, St. John's Riverside Hospital

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is one of several advanced wound care modalities provided at our Wound Healing Center. It is used adjunctively with other procedures such as revascularization, or as a primary treatment when other options fail.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy allows a patient to breathe 100% oxygen 2-3 times greater than atmospheric pressure and is administered on a daily basis.  The result is an increase of 10-15 times in plasma oxygen concentration.  This increase translates to arterial oxygen values between 1500 and 2000 mmHg, which produces a four-fold increase in the diffusing distance of oxygen from functioning capillaries.

 Additionally, by forcing more oxygen into the tissue, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy encourages the formations of new red blood vessels.  As these new blood vessels develop, the red blood cells start to flow, delivering even more oxygen to the affected area.  This creates the optimal environment for the body’s natural healing processes to repair damaged tissue.

 Hard to heal wounds demand advanced care.  By using the latest treatments and sophisticated case management, we help patients with chronic wounds heal faster.  That’s why there’s the Wound Care Healing Center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital. 

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