What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (“HBOT”) is a medical treatment that uses pressurized oxygen to aid in treating wounds and other specific illnesses. The treatment is used by placing a patient in a comfortable pressure chamber that circulates 100% pure oxygen at two to three times atmospheric pressure. This process increases the amount of oxygen in the blood that circulates to body tissue.
At pressures greater than normal, the body is able to incorporate more oxygen into blood cells, blood plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid, and other bodily fluids. The increased oxygen absorption significantly enhances the body’s ability to aid in its own healing.
Once a person is exposed to the increased atmospheric pressure, the body responds by reducing inflammation. With inflammation reduced, the blood flow increases the delivery of oxygen to oxygen-deprived tissues.
At this point, the healing process is accelerated. The body’s natural healing mechanisms can now function efficiently because the damaged tissues are receiving more oxygen. Even when the blood supply has been compromised, tissues can still receive the healing benefits of oxygen from other body fluids and plasma in the surrounding area.
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What Does HBOT Do For the Body?
- Decreases inflammation
- Saturates the body with oxygen, including the plasma and white blood cells.
- Increases the oxygen level by 20-30%.
- Increases the body’s ability to fight infection.
- Creates new capillaries and increases blood flow.
- Clears and deactivates toxins and metabolic waste from the body.
- Stimulates the body to create new blood cells
- Increases the body’s production of stem cells 800% (after 40 treatments)
Our Commitment to You
We are committed to delivering you a superior patient healing experience at a fraction of hospital cost.
During hyperbaric therapy, you will relax in our twelve-person pressure “dive” chamber that delivers oxygen at two to three times atmospheric pressure.
This large atmosphere-controlled chamber allows for freedom of movement as you watch TV, listen to music, take a nap, or converse with others.
Learn more about preparing for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy here.
Who Is Responsible for My Care?
You may receive a referral from a medical provider, or contact us directly. Your overall general medical management will continue to be in the hands of your physician.
The hyperbaric medical team at Hyperbaric Centers Of Excellence consists of highly trained active and retired military personnel and nursing care. The Hyperbaric Centers of Excellence follows strict military protocols for hyperbaric treatment and maintenance.
Patients are closely monitored by the hyperbaric medical team before, during, and after treatment. The team will work with your healthcare provider to ensure your safety and the best treatment results.
Dr. Andrew McCallister heads the team as the medical director for the Hyperbaric Centers of Excellence. He is board certified in hyperbaric medicine and national award winning plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in the art of aesthetic plastic surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Dr. McAllister is highly respected for accomplishments in hyperbaric medicine, breast reconstruction after mastectomy as well as a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures. He takes pride in his reputation as a compassionate, highly skilled doctor and he strives to make patient education and empowerment a focal point of his practice.