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Wound healing and hyperbaric services

CarolinaEast Medical Center's Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Services is dedicated to the treatment of chronic/nonhealing wounds that have not responded to conventional treatment and have been present for 30 days or longer.

Our team of experts can successfully heal wounds through the application of advanced therapies, including negative pressure, bioengineered tissues, biosynthetic dressings and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, among other advanced modalities.

If you have a chronic/nonhealing wound please call us at 252.634.6360.

We provide:

  • Evidence-based therapies and clinical protocols.
  • An individualized wound care plan that is tailored to your specific healing goals.
  • Clinical case management and follow-up care.
  • Education for you and your family to support healing at home.
  • Ongoing communication with your doctor to keep them informed about your progress.

Types of wound care we provide

Chronic and nonhealing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease and immobility.

Our wound specialists can care for a wide range of wounds, including:

  • Diabetes wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers.
  • Pressure ulcers (bed sores).
  • Trauma wounds.

We'll help your wound heal using advanced therapies, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This is a simple but effective treatment in which you breathe pure oxygen inside a pressurized hyperbaric chamber.

Hyperbaric therapy delivers high concentrations of oxygen to your bloodstream, which helps increase your body's own natural wound-healing abilities. It also helps fight certain types of infections, improves circulation and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels.

Hyperbaric wound care therapy is administered daily. The number of treatments you receive depends on your wound care plan and diagnosis.

In addition to hyperbaric therapy, other wound treatments we offer include negative pressure, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetic dressings.

What can I expect at the first appointment?

The first appointment includes a comprehensive assessment of your wound(s), a review of your medical history, testing as indicated, and the development of your individually tailored treatment plan.

For your first appointment, you will need a list of your medications, a list of any allergies you have, photo identification and your insurance card.

Please be sure to call ahead so that we can facilitate the transfer of your medical records.

Make an appointment at the wound center

To make an appointment or check on your insurance coverage for wound care treatments, call 252.634.6360. Our hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You may call the wound center directly or be referred by your doctor (here's our provider referral form).

CarolinaEast Medical Center Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Services
2007-C Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28560

Parking is available in front of the wound center.