Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an advanced medical
treatment that involves delivering higher than normal quantities of 100% oxygen to the patient in a pressurized hyperbaric oxygen chamber to aid in healing. HBOT is a non-invasive treatment that involves breathing 100% oxygen which enables all areas of the patient’s body to increase oxygen levels tenfold to rapidly speed the healing process. HBOT offers many different medical benefits and is used to treat a wide variety of conditions.
HBOT is administered in a single patient hyperbaric chamber which accommodates the whole patient and is constructed of clear acrylic to allow a full view outside of the chamber and to allow our staff to fully monitor and support each patient. Each chamber has a two-way communication system in place so that both the patient and the physicians/nurses can communicate throughout the duration of each hyperbaric dive. We provide television monitors for patients to have some viewing pleasure during their treatment.
All our Physicians and nursing staff are specially trained and certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The Wound Treatment Center is the leading HBOT Center in the state with almost 30 years of successful experience, providing advanced HBOT care to an extensive variety of conditions which include complex and/or life-threatening wounds.
HBOT is approved for the following indications:
*Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
*Diabetic foot wounds/ulcers
*Air or gas embolism
*Crush injuries and suturing of limbs
*Acute (Traumatic) peripheral ischemia
*Progressive necrotizing infections/necrotizing fasciitis *Acute peripheral arterial insufficiencies
*Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
*Soft tissue radionecrosis and osteoradionecrosis (radiation
injuries occurring in tissues/bones exposed to radiation, eg:
radiation cancer therapy)
*Compromised skin grafts and flaps (preparation and