Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What is HBOT?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a safe, cost effective, noninvasive process of delivering pure oxygen to a patient under a higher atmospheric pressure in order to improve or correct conditions. By providing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber, HBOT delivers 10-15 times more oxygen to tissues within the body. This increase in oxygen supply allows for the following:

  • Improved rate of healing
  • Decreases swelling and inflammation
  • Increases the body’s ability to fight infection
  • Promotes new blood vessel growth
  • Deactivates Toxins
  • Helps remove toxins and metabolic waste

Who can benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works to treat a wide range of conditions. With continued research new applications for HBOT continue to be discovered. Currently there are 14 conditions approved by Medicare and other insurance companies. These include:

  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Radiation Tissue Damage
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Amputation, Skin Graft, or Flap Site Which Has Failed To Heal Properly
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Gas Gangrene (Clostridium Infections)
  • Acute Traumatic Injuries / Crush Injuries
  • Severe Anemia
  • Thermal Burns
  • Actinomycosis
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Cyanide Poisoning
  • Air Or Gas Embolism
  • Smoke Inalation

How many treatments may I need?

  • One HBOT treatment lasts between 90 minutes and two hours from start to finish.
  • Emergency conditions are generally treated with 1 to 10 treatments during the first week
  • Long-standing infections and other wounds may need 20 to 60 HBOT treatments over the course of several weeks
  • Patients receive one treatment daily, five days a week (weekdays), until the course of treatments is completed.

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