Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body's natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.

Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only be red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body's fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, the bone, and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. It this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment. Approved and Reimbursed Indications for HBOT (Medicare, HMOs, and other insurance providers)

Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities in patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Patient has type 1 or type 2 diabetes and has a lower extremity wound that is due to diabetes
  • Patient has a wound classified as Wagner grade III or higher; and
  • Patient has failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy

In addition:

  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis
  • Crush Injuries
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  • Gas gangrene
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
  • Actinomycosis

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We accept Medicare, and Medicare Supplements, as well as commercial insurance.