Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) was originally used to treat scuba divers suffering from decompression sickness. Since then HBOT has been shown to be highly effective in treating a number of conditions.
The combination of increased atmospheric pressure and breathing in concentrated oxygen significantly increases the amount of oxygen dissolved in your blood. This provides increased oxygen to the tissues in your body and leads to new tissue growth and healing.
HBOT is often used with medication, physical therapy, or the removal of nonliving tissue to treat a number of conditions, including:
When you arrive at the Wound Center you will be asked to change into a cotton gown. Makeup, jewelry and hairspray are not permitted. After you have changed, you will recline in our transparent oxygen chamber.
During your treatment, you will be monitored by one of our trained technicians. A phone inside the chamber allows you to communicate with our staff at any time. You can watch TV or take a nap while inside the chamber.
If your treatment plan includes HBOT, our specialists will take the time to provide detailed information about the process and answer any questions you may have.
Each physician that is credentialed in hyperbaric oxygen therapy services has completed the following:
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