Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO Therapy) is a medical treatment during which patients breathe pure oxygen while resting inside a clear acrylic hyperbaric chamber while watching your favorite television program. You will receive 100% oxygen in this pressurized environment, which increases the amount of oxygen that is dissolved in blood and tissues. HBOT is utilized in combination with standard treatment wound care protocols, and contributes to optimal outcomes for most patients. This treatment helps new blood vessels grow and jump starts the healing process in slow healing wounds and damaged internal tissues.
Typically, the chamber is pressurized at 2 - 2.5 times normal atmospheric pressure for about 2 hrs a day for 5-6 weeks. Hyperbaric oxygenalso helps to fight infection, enhances tissue health and increases the benefits of some antibiotics.
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment has many therapeutic benefits, including:
Your Doctor Is Part of Our Team
Although we do not require a physician referral for our services, your provider will be informed of your treatment and progress as you will return to their care upon successful treatment at the center.
Many health care plans include hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Check with your insurance provider to see what’s covered. Bring your insurance card or membership information to your appointment.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call
(906) 776-5960 or contact us.
DAYS TO HEAL
Average days to heal as of December 31, 2018
* the average days to heal are comparing DCHS to 876 other centers using WoundExpert. The group average is 67 days to heal, that puts our facility 10 days quicker or a 17.5% faster healing time.
THE CENTER for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
1707 S. Stephenson Avenue - Suite 102
Iron Mountain, MI, 49801 (906) 776-5960