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What is Hyperbaric Oxygen
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% pure oxygen
while inside a pressurized chamber. The air pressure inside a hyperbaric
oxygen chamber is about two and a half times greater than the normal pressure
in the atmosphere.
This “hyperbaric” (or high pressure) dose of oxygen helps your
blood carry more oxygen to your organs and tissues to promote wound healing. It
also activates the white blood cells to fight infection.
HBO treatment is an
outpatient procedure used in combination with other treatments. It is provided
once daily, for approximately four to six weeks. One treatment takes about two
hours and is quite comfortable for most patients.
for hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:
wound of the lower extremity
refractory osteomyelitis (chronic bone infection)
(late side effect of radiation – bone)
tissue radionecrosis (late side effect of radiation – soft tissue)
skin grafts and flaps
peripheral arterial insufficiency
traumatic peripheral ischemia
injuries and suturing of severed limbs (acute)
carbon monoxide intoxication
sudden sensorineural hearing loss
varies and our staff will work with your insurance to make all necessary
Questions? Please call us at (631) 726-3300.