About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric therapy is often associated with treating decompression sickness among divers, carbon monoxide poisoning, and gas gangrene. It is also effective at promoting wound healing and fighting infection. Breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure, which can only occur within a pressurized chamber, triggers the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms so they can function more effectively.
Candidates for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
You may be a candidate for hyperbaric oxygen treatment if you have slow-healing wounds resulting from diabetes, traumatic injury, radiation therapy, circulatory disorders, burns, or significant skin infections. We also treat people who have experienced carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation, and damaging air or gas bubbles in their blood vessels. Our board-certified physicians work with you and the physicians who manage your care to ensure you get the treatment you need. Our goal is to develop a treatment plan that helps you recover quickly.
Experts in Hyperbaric Therapy
Unlike other chambers that require you to lie down for hours during treatment, our spacious multi-room chamber provides ample room for you to sit comfortably during your treatment. Typical treatment plans begin with twice-daily, 2.5 hour sessions. During this time, you can sit, relax and enjoy a favorite pastime. The number of treats vary from 20 to 60, depending on your condition and needs.
Convenient, Comprehensive Care
Your team of experts may work side-by-side in the chamber to ensure you receive the full spectrum of care, from managing your pain to evaluating and changing wound dressings. Your team may include anesthesiologists, emergency medicine doctors, pulmonologists, nurses and chamber technicians.
Our hyperbaric facility was the nation’s first, and remains the largest hyperbaric chamber in the country. In addition, we are the only facility in the mid-Atlantic region whose physicians are all board-certified in hyperbaric medicine.- meaning they have passed tests to ensure they have met specific requirements.
Our ongoing research examines the effects of hyperbaric oxygen on various conditions. This ensures you receive the most effective treatment available for your needs.