Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The therapy quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, assisting in the healing process of wounds and fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. Therapy is administered daily, and the number of therapies you receive depends on your diagnosis. We have three hyperbaric therapy chambers available for patients.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Delayed radiation soft tissue injury
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Clostridial Myonecrosis (Gas gangrene)
- Crush injury, compartment syndrome, and other acute traumatic ischemias
Our hyperbaric chambers are overseen by a certified hyperbaric technician and safety director, and our center is certified through the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society.