Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric chambers managed with your best interests as top priority
Novant Health has the experienced providers and leading-edge technology to help you get the relief you deserve. Our multidisciplinary wound care teams’ expertise includes advanced methods like hyperbaric oxygen therapy. While a variety of hyperbaric oxygen treatment providers exist in the community, you can trust the experts at Novant Health only to use this therapy for conditions it is approved and intended to safely treat.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, sometimes known as “HBOT therapy,” is a non-invasive, advanced wound care method to help you heal faster. Initially used as a treatment for underwater divers with decompression sickness, today, HBOT therapy is an excellent treatment method for chronic, non-healing wounds.
Generally, the process looks like the following.
HBOT Therapy Improves Outcomes for a Variety of Conditions.
The following condition and treatment lists do not necessarily show all services we offer. Conditions treated and services provided can vary by wound care center.
Wound care specialists deliver advanced treatment for chronic, complex wounds that are caused by conditions like the following:
- Radiation-related injury
- Ulcers (including venous stasis and decubitus)
- Diabetic foot wounds
- Bone infection
- Surgical wounds that aren't healing
- Wounds caused by artery damage (arterial wounds)
- Traumatic injury (burn wound care is treatment for chronic injury caused by a burn)
- Skin grafts that aren't healing well
We also treat wounds whose source you don’t know.
Advanced medical and clinical research has also proven hyperbaric oxygen therapy to be an excellent treatment for a variety of other conditions, like:
- Fighting infections
- Improving circulation
- Diving-related decompression illness
- Sudden hearing loss
Who Can Get Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an enhancement, not a replacement, for other proven treatment methods like surgery or antibiotics. Hyperbaric wound care is recommended for about 10-15% of patients referred for wound care. Your provider will generally prescribe it for you to do in addition to other forms of treatment.
Get a Wound Care Appointment.
Wound care centers do not accept walk-ins — you must have an appointment to see a wound care specialist. To set up an appointment, either:
- Talk to your primary care provider to see if you’re a candidate for wound care. They can give you a referral.
- Call the clinic near you to make an appointment. (Depending on the location, they may direct you to first get a referral from your doctor.)
Conditions treated and services provided can vary by wound care center. Be sure to work with your provider to schedule at the right location for you.
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