About Hyperbaric Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can help you thrive again.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of up to 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. The increase in pressure allows more oxygen dissolve and saturate the blood plasma in order to reach the cells of the body which has many healing and therapeutic benefits. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan. The increase in pressure allows more oxygen to reach the cells of the body which has many healing and therapeutic benefits.
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The FDA approves hyperbaric treatments for:
- Decompression Sickness
- Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide and Cyanide Poisoning
- Gas Gangrene
- Selected Aerobic and Anaerobic Soft Tissue Infections
- Intracranial Abscess
- Management of Fungal Disease
- Radiation Injury to Tissue
- Exceptional Blood Loss/Anemia
- Crush Injury/Compartment Syndrome
- Ischemia Reperfusion Injuries
- Skin Grafts and Flaps
- Healing in Selected Problem Wounds
- Thermal Burns
Many of the conditions treated by HBOT have also been approved for insurance-covered treatment. To find out if you or someone you know qualifies for insurance-covered treatment, contact us today.
The HBOT Process
Up to 100% oxygen will be administered for the full duration of the treatment, which normally lasts for 60 to 90 minutes per session (patients should allow for 90 minutes for each treatment session). The procedure can be repeated twice per day with a 4-hour break in between. For chronic or hard-to-heal wounds, treatment is typically repeated daily from anywhere between 10 and 80 hours. Pressurizing the chamber can take as little as 5 minutes and as much as 25 minutes depending on the chamber and pressure.