Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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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.

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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.

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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
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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. 

Doctor and nurse wrapping a patient's leg and foot wound.
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Why Choose Novant Health?

At Novant Health’s wound care centers, you can expect to be treated not only with expert skill, but also with compassion and respect. Our specialists have years of expertise in treating a range of complex chronic wounds. We are driven to help you heal so you can focus on what matters most to you.

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Novant Health’s wound care specialists focus on providing you with the highest level of advanced wound care. We are knowledgeable and skilled in delivering the latest chronic wound care treatments — including hyperbaric oxygen therapy — designed to improve outcomes and enhance healing.

Feel confident about your chronic wound care knowing Novant Health only uses therapies for conditions they are approved and intended to treat.

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Your best interests are our top priority. To hold ourselves accountable to delivering safe, quality care, we pursue — and achieve — national certification, such as from the American Board of Wound Management and the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society.

Certifications held can vary by provider and facility.

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We treat you like a person, not a patient. Novant Health’s specialists take time to listen to what you’re experiencing to ensure we clearly understand your wound care goals and recommend an expert care plan tailored to your needs.

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You don’t need to travel far to find expert relief for your chronic, non-healing wound. A Novant Health wound care clinic is near you so you can access the treatment you need close to home.

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