Wounds need Oxygen to heal from the inside out. When a wound does not respond to traditional wound care treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be needed. At St. Joseph's/Candler, our technology allows a patient to lie in a chamber breathing 100% pure oxygen. This process allows your blood plasma to carry 15 to 20 times the normal amount of healing oxygen to the body's tissue. The oxygen enriched blood also enhances the function of white blood cells and encourages the development of new capillaries aiding in the wound healing process. Treatments take approximately 120 minutes, depending on your diagnosis.