What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and what is it used to treat?

Wounds need oxygen to heal properly. In many cases, exposure to 100 percent oxygen can help speed the healing process. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) helps the body's oxygen-dependent, wound-healing mechanisms function more efficiently.
HBOT helps wounds heal from the inside out.  It can help reduce swelling, fight infections, build new blood vessels, produce healthy tissue and improve circulation. Studies show that HBOT speeds the healing of many types of wounds, including:

• Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
• Acute traumatic injuries
• Chronic osteomyelitis
• Compromised skin grafts and flaps
• Crush injuries
• Diabetic ulcers of the lower extremities
• Necrotizing Infections
• Osteoradionecrosis
• Soft-tissue infections
• Soft-tissue radiation injuries
In addition, HBOT can reduce the risk of wound-related amputations, especially for patients with diabetes.

Our physicians, nurses, and technicians are trained by Healogics, the nation's largest wound care management company, at an intensive Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society certified course and credentialed by the hospital in both HBOT and wound care.