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Exam Length

Approximately 2 hours
Appointment Required: Yes


Hyperbaric Wound Healing Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Other times available by appointment only

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The increase in oxygen in the blood stimulates the production of collagen, the body’s natural ‘scaffolding’, and helps the body regenerate blood vessels in compromised areas – both necessary for wound healing. It also activates the white blood cells to fight infection.

Benefits of HBO Therapy

HBO Therapy can be the primary treatment or it can be used in combination with other treatments for patients with the following indications:

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremity
    • (Type I or II diabetic, Wagner grade III wound or higher, following 30 days of standard wound therapy)
  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
  • Compromised Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • Outpatient Management of Acute Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency
  • Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemia
  • Progressive Necrotizing Infections
  • Actinomycosis
  • Outpatient Management of Crush Injuries and Suturing of Severed Limbs (Acute)

How does it work?

  • Uses pure oxygen to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.
  • Encompasses 100% oxygen under 2-3 times greater pressure than atmospheric pressure.
  • This increased pressure (up to three atmospheres) causes a 10-15 fold increase in plasma oxygen concentration witch a results in an increase in tissue oxygenation.
  • Cannot be duplicated with topical O2 treatment.
  • Is extremely safe and effective when administered by qualified professionals.

Gaining Support

HBO is gaining more support.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has continued to view hyperbaric medicine as cost-effective in limb salvage and has recently increased the covered indications for HBO.

Call (209) 572-2700 for more information regarding insurance eligibility.