The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Berkeley Medical Center is dedicated to healing chronic wounds, preventing lower limb loss, and improving outcomes for our patients.

Most wounds, minor cuts and scratches, heal on their own within a week. If you or a loved one has a wound that is not healing properly, you may have what is referred to as a complex or non-healing wound. Underlying conditions, such as diabetes, circulation problems, or previous radiation treatment, can turn a simple wound into a significant problem when the body’s normal healing process is affected.

Treatments and Services

Our center offers state-of-the-art treatment methods including:

  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Bioengineered tissue
  • Debridement
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Wraps to decrease lower leg swelling

Conditions We Treat

Types of wounds treated at our Center include, but are not limited to:

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Trauma
  • Venous ulcers
  • Other chronic wounds with delayed healing

Location and Contact Information

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric
Berkeley Medical Center
2500 Hospital Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-264-1314

Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% pure oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. The atmospheric pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber is two or more times greater than the normal pressure. This hyperbaric (of higher pressure) dose of oxygen enables your blood to carry more oxygen to your wounds, promoting better health.

It also activates your white blood cells to help fight infection. HBO can be the primary treatment, or it can be used in combination with other treatments.

HBO therapy is an outpatient procedure that is provided once daily, for approximately four to six weeks. One treatment takes about two hours and is quite comfortable for most patients.

If you or a loved one has a wound or an ulcer that has not started to heal within a month or has not healed entirely in two months, you may have what is referred to as a “chronic” or “non-healing” wound.

There are many factors that can cause a wound to become chronic and there are many types of wounds. Some wounds are associated with complications from diabetes or poor circulation. Other types result from pressure ulcers and trauma. Chronic, non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.

Treatments and Services

At WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, our team of experienced wound care specialists will work with you and your physician to assess your symptoms, determine the underlying cause of your non-healing wound(s), and customize the most effective treatment plan to stimulate healing.

Our treatment plans are designed to compliment the care your own physician provides, ensuring that your health care team is always working together to provide the treatment that is right for you. Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans may include:

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Advanced ‘smart’ topical wound care dressings 3 Infectious disease management
  • Vascular evaluation
  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Pain management
  • Diabetic education

As the experts in wound healing, WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center has a proven track record of healing wounds – even those whose wounds that have not responded to other therapies can see significant improvement at our center.

Conditions We Treat

  • Diabetic foot ulcers with osteomyelitis
  • Soft tissue wounds from radiation
  • Osteoradionecrosis due to radiation
  • Non-healing skin grafts or surgical flaps
  • Acute arterial wounds

Location and Contact Information

The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen
Berkeley Medical Center
2500 Hospital Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-264-1314