Research has shown that HBOT treatment is effective for a wide range of medical issues,
from internal and external injuries to chronic, non-healing wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be an effective treatment for healing post-surgical incisions, acute injuries, and chronic wounds, including:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also be effective for other medical conditions*, including:
The only absolute contraindication for HBOT is an untreated pneumothorax (collapsed lung). It is not safe to treat patients with this condition, which is why a chest x-ray is required before an HBOT treatment plan can begin.
It is rare, but some patients may experience temporary visual changes with HBOT. To be cautious, patients should not plan to buy new glasses or contact lenses during treatment. Any issues typically resolve 6-8 weeks after HBOT treatment is complete.
Are you a candidate for HBOT and want to learn about how and why it heals?
to learn all the ways hyperbaric oxygen therapy supports and enhances your body’s natural healing processes.
Are you curious about details of going through the HBOT treatment process, such as:
Read the Patient FAQ to learn all the things you can expect when you and your doctor choose HBOT as part of your treatment plan.
Do you need to know something about how the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine®
can help you that isn’t covered here? Contact us and a member of our
team will be glad to answer your questions.
*Some of these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Further evidence is needed before mechanisms of action are fully understood and additional medical conditions are approved for HBOT treatment.