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Hyperbaric therapy involves giving oxygen under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber.
Uses and Benefits
Some of the most common uses for hyperbaric chambers include carbon monoxide poisoning, wound care and post-radiation therapy. The chamber forces oxygen into the bloodstream, which oxygenates tissue that is deprived of oxygen. The treatment length varies from 90 to 120 minutes. Hyperbaric treatment slows down the reproductive rate of bacteria and encourages the formation of new blood vessels, which improves the healing process for many people with diabetes and for cancer patients after they have completed radiation treatments.
Hyperbaric medicine is also used to treat SCUBA divers from a painful condition called the “bends” which results from surfacing too quickly after a dive without proper decompression. In fact, hyperbaric treatments are called “dives” by clinicians.
Our campus features two, new state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers. The new chambers are able to accommodate patients up to 700 pounds. The chambers have a number of patient monitoring and support interfaces available.