Our wound care specialists use hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) to help you heal, fight infection, and encourage the formation of new small blood vessels.
About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment where patients breathe 100% oxygen under increased barometric pressure. This treatment provides 10 to 15 times higher levels of oxygen in your blood plasma, helping tissue growth, enhancing antibiotics, and stimulating production of blood vessels to speed up wound healing.
Why Choose Us for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Certain wound care centers provide therapy in either a Class B chamber, which holds one patient, or in a Class A chamber, which can hold up to 12 patients. These options allow you to choose a location close to home or select an environment you are most comfortable with.
The hyperbaric chamber at Sycamore Medical Center (will be Kettering Health Miamisburg) is a Class A chamber, the largest-in-diameter–multi-place chamber in the Midwest. This enables medical attendants to join you inside the chamber, so they can comfort you and keep you in constant communication with the chamber operator and the physician.
Kettering Health Hamilton has two Class B hyperbaric chambers that seat one person each if you prefer a more private setting.
Who Is a Candidate?
Candidates for HBO are those who have a wound that will not heal with typical treatment methods. Before being treated, patients typically undergo 30 days of traditional wound care methods. If recovery doesn’t occur, then HBO can be introduced as a treatment option.