Wound doctors in Bradenton, Florida
When you have a severe wound, you can feel confident in choosing Blake Medical Center to provide the high-quality care you need to heal. Our hospital has wound healing specialists on staff, including dedicated burn care physicians, who are trained to provide comprehensive evaluations and treatments for severe, chronic and/or non-healing wounds. Patients also have access to advanced treatment options, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
To learn more about the wound healing services at Blake Medical Center, please call us at (941) 567-2876.
Advanced burn care
Burn care is a specialized area of wound care that requires expert treatment and continued care. Our hospital is one of only six burn care centers in the state of Florida, meaning you can receive specialized, continuing care close to home as your burn heals. Burn services are offered on an inpatient and outpatient basis, which is determined by the type of burn you have.
Wound healing through hyperbaric medicine
Our wound services provide a range of specialized treatments for chronic and non-healing wounds, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This treatment takes place in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, where a patient breathes pure oxygen in a pressurized room for a specified amount of time. The increased level of oxygen in the body facilitates the healing process and has proven to be a successful treatment option for wound healing. In addition to these benefits, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is helpful in fighting some types of infections.
Blake Medical Center is equipped with two hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Each chamber features a spacious interior and is set up for resting in a reclined or angled position for patient ease and comfort during treatment.
Conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has proven to be an effective treatment option for a range of conditions, including:
- Acute thermal burn injury—resulting from touching a heated object
- Acute traumatic ischemias—inadequate blood supply resulting from a physical injury
- Air (or gas) embolism—air bubble blocking a blood vessel
- Arterial insufficiencies—slowing or stopping of blood flow to the arteries
- Carbon monoxide poisoning—build up of carbon monoxide in the blood that can lead to tissue damage
- Gas gangrene—rare bacterial infection
- Compartment syndrome—excessive pressure found in a group of muscles, nerves and blood vessels
- Compromised grafts and flaps—grafts and flaps that are failing because of an insufficient supply of oxygen to the tissue
- Crush injury—when excessive force or pressure is exerted on an area of the body
- Decompression sickness—result of a fast decrease in the surrounding pressure
- Delayed radiation injury—side effect from radiation treatment for cancer
- Diabetic foot ulcer—open wound or sore that can become infected and occurs in patients with diabetes
- Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss—unexplained rapid hearing loss
- Intracranial abscess—collection of infected substances resulting from a separate infection, such as an ear infection
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections—bacterial infection that destroys tissues located underneath the skin
- Osteomyelitis (refractory)—bacterial infection of the bone or bone marrow
- Severe anemia—shortage of red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body
- Soft tissue infections—different types of infections affecting the soft tissues of the layers of the skin
- Various problem wounds—wide-ranging term including any type of chronic, non-healing wound