The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Swedish Medical Center in Denver offers a variety of advanced treatments and therapy options for wound healing, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), which uses 100% oxygen and pressure to heal complex wounds.

Types of wounds treated at our wound care center include:

  • Surgical wounds
  • Lower leg/foot wounds
  • Radiation damage (soft tissue or bone)
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Vascular ulcers
  • Skin tears, grafts or flaps
  • Post-traumatic wounds
  • Crush injuries
  • Acute wounds

Specialized wound care

Certain non-healing wounds require special attention. When that happens, our wound care specialists use advanced treatments such as:

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of
    • Diabetic lower-extremity ulcers
    • Soft tissue radionecrosis
    • Preparation and preservation of a compromised skin graft/flap
    • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
    • Atherosclerosis of the native arteries with ulceration
    • Osteoradionecrosis
    • Crush injuries
  • Bio-engineered skin substitutes for the treatment of:
    • Diabetic foot ulcers
    • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
    • Advanced wound dressings

Meet the medical director of our wound clinic

Dr. Steven Snively, Medical Director, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen at Swedish Medical Center

Steven Snively, MD, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Snively, medical director of wound care and hyperbaric oxygen at Swedish, attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He did his internship at NY University Medical Center and his residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.