About Hyperbaric Therapy
Hyperbaric therapy is delivered in an airtight, pressure-controlled container, large enough to accommodate an adult lying down.
The term “hyperbaric” means “high pressure.” Exposing the patient to a 100-percent oxygen atmosphere under pressure for an extended period has proven effective in treating a variety of problems, including but not limited to:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Smoke inhalation
- Gas embolism
- Scuba diving injuries and “the bends”
- Wounds and life-threatening infection
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be recommended as the primary treatment, or as part of a combination of treatment strategies.
Oxygen in the chamber is compressed to the level ordered by the consulting physician. The time spent inside the chamber and the total number of treatments varies according to the condition being treated, severity and response.
As treatment uses have grown, the Center has expanded to keep pace with increasing demand. The Center treats patients ranging from trauma victims with emergency requirements to the acutely ill and self-referred.
The Center is available 24/7 and is staffed by a team of physicians and nurses specially trained in hyperbaric medicine, recognized by the American Medical Association and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society