The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a proven medical treatment that enhances the
body’s natural healing while strengthening the immune system. HBOT
is a course of treatment used for various conditions and illnesses, including
diabetic ulcers and other non-healing wounds.
While patients recline comfortably inside a chamber, pure oxygen is administered
at an atmospheric pressure two to three times higher than normal pressure.
As the patient breathes normally, pressure forces pure oxygen into the
bloodstream. This process increases the oxygen delivery to all tissues,
improves the ability of the white blood cells to kill bacteria and helps
boost the body’s own natural healing process. Throughout the treatment
session, patients can watch television or just relax. Physician supervision
is provided during all treatments, to ensure the highest quality of care.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is recognized as a successful adjunctive treatment
by the American Medical Association, Medicare, and most commercial insurers.
Individuals with the following conditions may benefit from wound care and
hyperbaric oxygen therapy:
- Diabetic Leg and Foot Wounds
- Chronic Bone Infection
- Acute arterial insufficiency
- Radiation related problems for cancer patients
- Necrotizing Infections
- Gas Gangrene
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Crush Injuries
- Other non-healing wounds
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