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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Some wounds require hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a medical treatment in which we use oxygen to help heal diseased tissue. During hyperbaric oxygen therapy you'll lie comfortably in a specially designed, pressurized chamber. You will breathe 100% oxygen, a much higher concentration than is in the air you normally breathe.

Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is recognized as a valuable treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, burns, chronic wounds, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and more. It's effective for people with diabetes, those with persistent infections, or anyone with a chronic or slow-healing wound. Using HBO therapy in combination with traditional treatments, the Wound Center has successfully treated thousands of patients.

Patients receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment while lying comfortably in a specially designed, pressurized chamber. While in the chamber, patients simply breathe normally. HBO therapy offers significant benefits:

  • Increased blood flow to injured tissues
  • Formation of new blood vessels
  • Reduced swelling
  • Enhanced ability to fight infection

The Wound Center uses a team approach involving both the patient's referring physician and our wound care specialists. More than 97% of our patients are healed in 12 to 16 weeks.

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-790-8000
TDD: 1-800-735-2258
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