Address: Riverview Medical Center 2nd Floor
410 Dewey Street Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 View Map
Phone: (715) 422-7755
Email: rha@rhahealthcare.org
Website: http://www.riverviewhospital.net/services-wound.html

About Us

At Riverview Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, our patients receive specialized care provided by doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who are trained in wound care. With the help of advanced therapies and an evidence-based, systematic approach to healing chronic wounds, we will create a plan of care specific to you with the goal of healing your wound quickly.

Riverview Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center has a 96 percent healing rate and a median rate of 21 days to heal. This means we have a great track record for healing wounds quickly!

We understand the challenges of having a chronic wound, and we want to help you take the next step to healing. Our compassionate staff will help you through the entire process, from your first visit through completion of your treatment.

We will work with your primary care physician and a team of specialists to provide the best possible care and treatment. If you have a wound that is not healing, you may ask your primary care physician for a referral to our center or you can call us directly.

Riverview Hospital - Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center FAQ

Q: What is a chronic wound?
A:
We consider a wound to be chronic, or nonhealing, if it has not healed in 30 days or more. Many people suffer for weeks, months or even years with wounds that won’t heal. At Riverview Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, we give hope to patients with nonhealing wounds by using our evidence-based, systematic approach. Even if you have had your wound for several years, we can offer hope.

Q: What type of wounds do you treat?
A:
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Burns
  • Other chronic, nonhealing wounds

Q: What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
A:
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) is a medical treatment that increases the amount of oxygen in a patient’s blood, allowing oxygen to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them. HBO chambers surround patients with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure.

Our HBO chambers feature a reclining bed inside a clear acrylic window. During treatment, the patient may listen to music, watch movies or watch TV. The only physical sensation the patient notices is a slight pressure in the ears, similar to what is felt when an airplane lands.

Q: What other wound healing therapies do you offer?
A:
Some of the other advanced therapies we offer include:
  • Specialized wound dressings
  • Debridement
  • Compression therapy
  • Bio-engineered skin grafting
  • Edema management
  • Noninvasive vascular assessments

Q: How do I make an appointment?
A:
If you have a wound that is not healing, you may ask your primary care physician for a referral to the Riverview Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center or you may call us directly at 715-422-7755.