Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses a special high-pressure chamber to raise the amount of oxygen that enters your body with each breath. This extra supply of oxygen helps wounds heal and your white blood cells fight infection.
We are staffed by two hyperbaric physicians, one nurse practitioner, and one certified hyperbaric nurse, all trained in the administration of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. In addition there are plastic surgery, radiation therapy, and oncology physicians who work with us to provide therapy for their patients.
Doctors use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat numerous issues.
These links go to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society:
- Acute thermal burn injury
- Air or gas embolism
- Arterial insufficiencies:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Carbon monoxide poisoning complicated by cyanide poisoning
- Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemias
- Decompression sickness
- Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
- Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
- Intracranial abscess
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Osteomyelitis (refractory)
- Severe anemia
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy does not hurt; however, you might feel pressure or fullness in your ears. Read more about this therapy in Treatments and Services.