Center for Wound, Ostomy Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

CDUH’s Center for Wound and Ostomy Care and Hyperbaric Medicine “THE HOPE FOR HEALING DEPARTMENT”, is the only hospital-based Hyperbaric Chamber in Cebu that offers treatment for more than just decompression sickness – cases like carbon monoxide poisoning, refractory osteomyelitis and non-healing wounds are also treated here.
It provides a specialized treatment plans and compassionate service to patients. Benefitting from state-of-the-art technology and dedicated teams of physicians, nurses and therapists.


Our center is staffed with a unique team of doctors, nurses and therapists all dedicated to caring temporary or permanent usrostomy / ileostomy/ colostomy.

Whatever it takes for caring an ostomy, we are equipped and staffed to make it convenient for you.

FAQ Hyperbaric Medicine

An absolute clinical contraindication for HBOT is a patient with an untreated pnuemothrax or with a significant history of spontaneous pnemothrax. In the hyperbaric setting, a recurrent pulmonary leak at the parietal or visceral pleura could lead to the rapid development of a tension pnemothrax and significant cardiovascular compromise

Other considerations for treatment include recent or significant ear or sinus surgery, and an acute if poorly controlled with anti-seizure medications. In addition, claustrophobia is a relative contraindication in 10-15% of patients selected to receive HBOT.

  • Metal Objects
  • Flammable materials
  • Heat-producing items (lighters, matches, cigarettes)
  • Any electronic devices
  • Alcohol or petroleum-based products
  • Make-up or nail polish
  • Perfume, aftershave or lotions
  • Hairspray, hair gel or hair oils
  • Wigs and hair pieces
  • Stockings and shoes
  • Dentures
  • Contact lenses
  • Medications

On average, treatments last about two hours. This includes the time to pressurize and depressurize the chamber plus 90 minutes at the prescribed treatment depth.

The number of treatments is not pre-set because each person responds differently to the therapy. The average number of treatments required to heal a patient with a problem wound is 20 to 40.

FAQ Ostomy Care

Generally, the physician currently treating you will refer you to our Center for Specialized Care.

You may arrange an appointment directly. During your visit for your first appointment, we will be asking you a few questions about your ostomy and general health.

  • Be given an effective health teaching and counseling.
  • Have an appropriately positioned stoma.
  • Have a well managed stoma, free from complications.
  • Have skilled post-operative nursing care.
  • Have emotional support.
  • Have individual care instruction and demonstration to family members.
  • Be informed of the availability of supplies and accessories.
  • Be provided with information on community resources.
  • Have post-hospital follow-up.
  • Before care, our staff will thoroughly evaluate you ostomy and review your health and medical history.
  • You can select a number of different appliances and accessories available in the center for your convenience.

Ideally, a patient receives ostomy care every 5-7 days. However, the staff evaluates the patients' physical activity because it may affect the adherence ability of the appliance being used. During ostomy care, the staff observes for stomal complication and irregularity. Through frequent patient visit, the staff will be able to positively manage the stoma and at the same time, promote independence and build patient confidence in performing daily tasks.

Peter Mancao, M.D.
Vascular Surgeon

Hilario Cabaitan, II M.D.
Hyperbaric Medicine

Center for Wound and Ostomy Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Ground Floor
Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital
Cor. Don Jose Avila and Gov. M. Roa Street
Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Tel. #: (032) 255-5555 loc. 185
Fax #: (032) 254-3002 Loc 185
Cell No. :0923-7081-004

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