Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen TherapyHyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive and painless treatment in which a patient lies in a monoplace chamber while breathing 100% oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure. HBOT causes extra oxygen to dissolve into the blood plasma, which feeds the damaged tissues. This promotes the formation of new capillaries in the areas of wounds and thus healing of wounds. HBOT also inhibits the growth of bacteria also helping in wound healing. Treatments last approximately two hours. The number of treatments is determined by the hyperbaric doctor and is based on the patient’s diagnosis. Most patients receive treatments daily for 20-30 treatments. Most patients rest comfortably during treatments while watching tv or listening to music.

There are several medical problems that may benefit from Hyperbaric Medicine:

  • Post-radiation tissue injury
  • Diabetes-related foot and ankle ulcers
  • Crush injuries
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Gangrene
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Compartment syndrome/crush injuries

York Hospital Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine provides you with a relaxed and comfortable environment during your therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments occur while you lie comfortably in the chamber. A specially trained technician is at your side at all times to assist you. You can listen to music, watch TV or nap throughout the therapy.


Location & Contact

York Hospital Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
112 Sanford Road (Route 109), Wells Maine
Phone: (207) 641-8100
Email: woundhealing@yorkhospital.com
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