The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Luke's was the first in the St. Louis area and is the only facility to offer 24-hour emergency hyperbaric care for critically ill patients. Our hyperbaric facility uses Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a medical procedure where patients are placed under increased atmospheric pressure while breathing 100% oxygen. This type of therapy has proven to be effective for a number of medical and surgical conditions, either as a primary treatment or in addition to other medical treatments such as wound care, antibiotics or surgery.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used in the treatment of:
Bone and soft tissue injuries resulting from radiation therapy
Chronic non-resolving osteomyelitis
Select problem wounds
Decompression illness from scuba diving
Arterial gas embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Consultation is available by appointment Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 314-205-6818. For hyperbaric emergencies, contact St. Luke's Emergency Department at 314-205-6990.