Many different problems have been shown to benefit from HBO. Some of the most common problems are non-healing wounds (especially in diabetics), osteomyelitis (bone infections), decompression illness (bends) and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is proven to treat:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is covered by most health insurers, including Medicare.

Non-healing wounds

Approximately 6.5 million Americans get non-healing wounds every year. Usually non healing wounds are common in diabetic and obesity patients. These wounds can range from leg and foot ulcers to pressure ulcers and bedsores.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is effective in healing wounds and improving blood flow so it is best suggested for diabetic foot ulcers and non-healing wounds.

Diabetic leg & foot wounds

Diabetes is disease in which the body does not produce enough insulin resulting in increased blood glucose level. With high glucose levels in blood, the body does not heal wounds effectively and is at a higher risk of developing infections.

Diabetic patients are prone to chronic ulcers and wounds in legs and feet. Diabetic ulcers that do not heal in 3 months are considered chronic.

Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat diabetic wounds improves the quality of life by accelerating healing and reducing amputation rates.

Gas gangrene

Gas gangrene is a critical infection caused by Clostridium (gas forming bacteria). This bacteria infects the wound by letting gas bubbles form under the skin, killing the body tissue. The common symptoms in this case are high fever, persistent inflammation, and blisters which get worsen overtime.

Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps reduce the swelling and stops the bacteria from diffusing to other parts of the body.

Chronic bone infection

Chronic bone infection also known as Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis is a serious disease affecting both children and adults. The earlier stage of the chronic bone infection can develop within 2 weeks while chronic stage takes around months. Common symptoms are delayed wound healing, constant pain and discomfort.

Since Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases blood oxygen levels it kills the harmful agents that survive in low oxygen levels.

Decompression sickness

Decompression sickness occurs when the body experiences a sudden decrease in pressure creating gas bubbles in the blood. It is also known as diver’s disease, DCS, and bends. DCS mostly affects scuba divers when they ascend quickly allowing nitrogen bubbles to form in tissues and organs. People who fly in unpressurized jets may also experience DCS.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the key treatment for decompression sickness.

Acute arterial insufficiency

Acute Arterial Insufficiency is serious disease caused by the Peripheral Vascular disease leading to non-healing wounds, ulcers and gas gangrene.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (HBOT) combined with other therapies helps improve the flow of the blood at a cellular level. HBO gives oxygen to the body tissues and fluids to improve healing.

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas which on entering the body blocks the oxygen from reaching the brain, heart, other organs and even cells.

If someone is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning they will have difficulty breathing, immense pain and burning in the lungs, throat and nose.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is ideal to treat carbon monoxide poisoning it enhances the oxygen levels, heals wounds and relieves pain.

Radiation-related problems

Radiation is a very common treatment for various diseases like cancer. Radiation causes death of cells both cancerous and healthy in the area which is being radiated. Radiation may also lead to non-healing wounds by damaging blood vessels.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to treat radiation damage because it encourages stem cell mobilization, creates new blood vessels and aids wound healing.

Crush injuries

Crush injury as the name suggests occurs due to a traumatic injury on a certain part of the body. After a severe physical injury, there is insufficient blood supply to the tissues and body organs. Crush injury and crush syndrome are different as a crush injury effects a certain part of the body while crush syndrome involves a systematic problem like liver failure. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can aid in recovery and promote healing.

Necrotizing infections

It is a rare but deadly infection that affects the soft tissues. The condition is also known as flesh eating bacteria which damages the skin, muscles and the soft tissue. It begins with a small cut or scrape that gets infected and then enters the bloodstream to spread in the rest of the body.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help patients by increasing the effects of antibiotics, as well as improving the natural defense mechanism of the body. It also kills anaerobic bacteria.

Symptoms of Post-COVID-19 or Long COVID

Long COVID, also referred to as Post-COVID-19 has been known to cause symptoms such as: fatigue, brain fog, changes in smell or taste, dizzy or lightheadedness, pins and needles feeling, and joint pain, to name a few.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has begun to be used as a treatment method for symptoms relating to the effects of POST-COVID-19, including restoring the heart's ability to contract properly.

For more information on how this treatment can be used to help with the effects of Long COVID, call our office today!

Cancerous Tumors

For patients suffering from cancer and or cancerous tumors, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be a beneficial tool used in recovery and treatment. Some studies have found that the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be helpful for patients who are finding that their cancerous tumors are resistant to chemotherapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy coupled with chemotherapy can help to reduce this resistance, and in turn, aid the chemotherapy in being more effective. This pairing of therapies can also aid in inhibiting the growth of the tumors.


Dementia is a term used to describe those that are suffering from a number of symptoms including: memory loss, loss of language, and other thinking abilities that ultimately disrupt daily life.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can be used for improving the blood flow to one’s brain, which is often impaired for those living with Dementia. It is suggested treatment using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy should begin early to help with the effectiveness of slowing the progression of Dementia. Having higher oxygen level due to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can in turn lead to the improvement of both cognitive functions and memory.

How to refer a patient to our center

As a referring physician, you can send your patient to the Center for the full-complement, advanced-wound healing services or for an evaluation for hyperbaric oxygen therapy only. During the patient’s treatment regimen, Center’s staff will collaborate with you, providing ongoing written and oral communication on your patient’s progress and provide a discharge summary based on your private practice.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HBO is a non-invasive treatment that involved the breathing of pure oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure within a full body chamber. The oxygen saturation promotes the body’s immune system to fight infection as well as stimulates tissue growth to heal wounds more rapidly. It is proven effective for a number different medical and surgical conditions.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

During treatment, you rest comfortably in a total body chamber and breath 100% pure oxygen under pressure for 90 -110 minutes. There is no recovery period after treatment. All treatments are supervised by physicians with specialized training in hyperbaric medicine. Most patients recieve 20 to 40 treatments on an outpatient basis. Depending on your medical condition, HBO is sometimes the primary treatment for certain disorders.

Is HBO therapy right for you?

Many different problems have been shown to benefit from HBO. Some of the most common problems are non-healing wounds (especially in diabetics), osteomyelitis (bone infections), radiations injury to bone or soft tissue burns, decompression illness (bends) and carbon monoxide poisoning.

What other injuries has Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treated?

Diabetic leg & foot wounds
Chronic bone infection
Acute arterial insufficiency
Radiation related problems
Necrotizing infections
Gas gangrene
Decompression sickness
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Crush Injuries
Non-healing wounds

Does Insurance cover HBO therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment is covered by most health insurers, including Medicare. If your insurance doesn’t cover it, we have recently joined with Care Credit patient payment plans; for more information you can find out at WWW.CARECREDIT.COM

As a referring physician, how can I refer a patient to your center?

You can send your patient to the Center for the full compliment advanced wound healing services for an evaluation for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. During the patient’s treatment regimen, Center’s staff will collaborate with you providing ongoing written and oral communication on your patient’s progress and provide a discharge summary based on your private practice.

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