If you experience a wound that hasn’t healed in four weeks, ask your physician to evaluate your wound for HBO. Wound conditions that may benefit from HBO include:
Air or gas embolism
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Compromised grafts and flaps
Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
Enhancement of healing in select wounds
Exceptional blood loss anemia
Necrotizing soft tissue infections
How It Works
Lying in the transparent cylinder of the hyperbaric oxygen chamber, you have an unobstructed view outside and the ability to talk to an attendant through an intercom. During treatment, you may relax by sleeping, listen to music or watch television. As the chamber is gradually pressurized, you may feel a “fullness” in the ears similar to that experienced when diving under water or flying in an airplane. Trained attendants can assist in trying to help you overcome this temporary sensation.
To protect the privacy of our patients, guests are not permitted to accompany you during your treatments. A waiting room has been provided to accommodate them. A trained staff member, with whom you may communicate, is in the room at all times.
The HBO technician will check your blood sugar before and after treatment. Take your medicine as prescribed and eat before HBO. As with any treatment, minor side effects may occur. Patients are advised of safety precautions and preparations prior to treatment.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care
We treat patients and family members
as partners in healthcare.