Your Partner in Patient Wound Healing
At Central Coast Wound Care and Hyperbarics, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for all of our patients. Our independent outpatient Hyperbaric Oxygen Facility in Pismo Beach is centrally located in SLO county and features state-of-the-art hyperbarics equipment, advanced treatments and a comfortable environment.
We are here to provide your patients with advanced wound care, post-surgical incision care, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Rest assured, at each of our clinics we customize treatment methods for your patient’s individual needs.
We work alongside physicians by providing regular progress reports and treatment feedback. This way, we can make sure that we are providing the exact care you require for your patients and adjust the treatment accordingly if needed.
Our goal is to ensure an efficient treatment process and that your patients return to you healed.
Refer a Patient
To refer a patient, please download the referral form and fax to our office at 805-825-3789.
Conditions We Treat:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
- Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue radionecrosis)
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Refractory osteomyelitis
- Crush injuries
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Gas gangrene
- Air or gas embolism
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Decompression sickness
- Exceptional blood loss/Anemia
- Intracranial abscess
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Sudden sensorineural hearing loss
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (also known as HBOT) is a very specialized therapy that quickly delivers 100% pure oxygen in high concentrations to injured areas of the body. The increase in atmospheric pressure allows the body to incorporate more healing oxygen into the blood cells, plasma, and cerebral spinal fluid. This extra oxygen aids in the body’s healing process and enhances the white blood cells’ ability to fight infections. Plus, it can also promote the development of new capillaries, aid in building new connective tissues, and helps the organs to function optimally.
The Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Promotes healing
- Reduces swelling
- Reduces pain and discomfort
- Assists white blood cells in fighting infection
- Helps fight infection
- Increases collagen production
- Promotes greater tissue strength
How many treatments will my patient need?
With certain medical treatments, a series of treatments over a period of time yields the best possible results. HBOT is one such treatment. Our team at CCWC recommends sessions five days a week when possible, though it’s not required. Daily treatments help maintain high oxygen levels in the body and produce the best outcomes, but if life circumstances intervene, the CCWC team will help your patient create a schedule that maximizes lasting results. When referring your patient, please do take note of the following:
Your patients can expect to feel generally well after their HBOT sessions, however, they may experience fatigue after the first few sessions as the oxygen kicks in. Once the patient’s body adjusts, they will soon feel energized and rejuvenated.
If your patient is diabetic, our clinics will make sure to monitor your patients sugar levels before and after each HBOT session. The hyperbaric oxygen can drop blood sugar during the 90-minute treatment, so it’s important to enter HBOT with blood sugar levels high enough to prevent low glucose symptoms. We provide healthy drinks and snacks to all our patients, which can help stabilize sugar levels during each treatment.
Contact us today!
We look forward to working together in helping to heal your patients. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 805-888-4744, or by email at email@example.com.