Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is high-oxygen-pressure therapy recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an effective option for specific conditions and illnesses in conjunction with other treatments.
Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments
Oxygen treatments can be beneficial for patients who suffer from:
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Chronic non-healing wounds
- Compromised skin grafts/flaps
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
- Radiation cystitis and proctitis
- Necrosis of soft tissue and bone due
to radiation treatments
HBOT is non-invasive (does not puncture the skin), painless, and is provided in an outpatient setting. The treatment is accepted by Medicare, Medicaid, and many commercial insurers with a physician’s referral.
Treatments take place in a comfortable, climate-controlled, multiplace chamber that is carefully monitored. After a physical evaluation, you’ll enter the chamber. As the chamber pressurizes, you may experience a sensation similar to an airplane landing. During the treatment you can comfortably talk, read, nap, or watch a movie. As the treatment concludes, the pressure decreases, producing a feeling similar to when a plane is taking off.
HBOT sessions typically last two hours and take place five days a week. Your physician will determine the number of therapies that will be most beneficial to you.
Where Do I Park? Where Do I Go?
Convenient, free parking is available in our parking garage - park on the ground/blue level. Alternately, you may park in parking lot G. Enter the hospital through the main entrance then follow the signs for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), which is located on the ground floor of the Ambulatory Care Center.
A physician referral is required for this service. Speak to your health care provider to see if Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is right for you, or contact us at 607-584-0011 to obtain further information.