Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also known as HBO, 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. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. Treatment is administered daily, and the number of treatments you receive depends on your diagnosis. We have three hyperbaric oxygen chambers available for patients.
The following conditions are accepted indications, through the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), for using hyperbaric oxygen. These conditions, as long as all criteria are met, qualify for coverage by Medicare and most insurance plans.
Some of the conditions we commonly treat:
- Acute carbon monoxide intoxication
- Decompression illness
- Gas embolism
- Gas gangrene
- Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Crush injury and suturing of severed limbs
- Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
- Preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Cyanide poisoning
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
Our hyperbaric chambers are overseen by our certified hyperbaric technicians, one of whom is the center's safety director. Our center is fully accredited through the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.