Wound and Hyperbaric Center
The Wound and Hyperbaric Center is an interdisciplinary outpatient clinic
where patients are treated for complicated, traumatic, or disease related
wounds and swelling. We offer a variety of advanced techniques that can
help you heal faster. Our evidence based techniques help the healing process
and reduce scarring.
Our staff includes physicians who are board certified in Wound Care and
Hyperbaric Medicine, certified wound and ostomy nursing, certified lymphedema
therapist, and wound technicians. We are able to offer referral services
for nutrition counseling and orthotic/prosthetic services for diabetic patients.
Advanced therapies include hyperbaric when indicated, stem cell therapies,
total contact casting and others.
Lymphedema, a condition of persistent swelling, can occur after certain
cancer surgeries where lymph nodes are removed. Swelling can slow down
the rate of healing in wounds. Healthcare providers can refer their patients
to the Clinic for treatment using advanced techniques by staff who specialize
in Wounds and Lymphedema.
Diabetic Foot Clinic
The Diabetic Foot Clinic is a specialty clinic within the Wound and Hyperbaric
Center. We perform nail care and preventative wound management and assist
in connecting patients to referral services. We can assist with your orthotic
and shoe management with referrals to community professionals. Our board
certified wound specialists and physicians are trained in the most up-to-date
techniques for diabetic foot care. We work with your primary healthcare
provider to ensure your feet are in proper health.
Our teamwork, interdisciplinary approach and genuine concern for your care
makes our facility the place to come for your diabetic foot care needs.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses a special chamber to allow a person to receive
intermittent, high-dose oxygen inhalation therapy. The body’s healing
process and its defenses against infection are enhanced by increasing
the amount of oxygen that reaches tissues. The air inside the pressurized
chamber is typically two times greater than normal atmospheric pressure,
which results in the patient’s blood carrying larger amounts of
oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps the healing process, combats infection
and is given in conjunction with other treatments such as antibiotics
For years, hyperbaric oxygen has been the definitive treatment for decompression
sickness, air embolism, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Today it is used
as an adjunctive therapy for deep-seated bone and soft tissue infections,
non-healing wounds, preservation of compromised soft tissue flaps and
grafts, and the management of wounds in riadated tissue.
Our hyperbaric facility offers two Sechrist monoplace chambers. A hyperbaric
chamber is necessary to adjust the ambient pressure required for hyperbaric
oxygen therapy. At normal sea level pressure, breathing 100 percent oxygen
will not achieve healing results. Our hyperbaric chamber allows us to
safely and effectively deliver 100 percent oxygen at increased pressures.
Conditions that may benefit from hyperbaric therapy include:
- Gas gangrene
- Decompression sickness (for example, a diving injury)
- Air or gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Wound healing
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- Radiation tissue damage
- Skin grafts and flaps
- Radiation cystitis
- Sensorineural hearing loss
Bozeman Health Wound and Hyperbarbic Center
TEL: (406) 414-5512
935 Highland Blvd., Suite 2180
Bozeman, MT 59715
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm