During your therapy, you lie inside a pressurized chamber where you breathe 100 percent pure oxygen. The air pressure inside the chamber is about two and a half times greater than the normal pressure in the atmosphere, making it hyperbaric (high pressure).
The high dose of pure oxygen helps your blood carry more oxygen to your wounds, increasing your body’s natural ability to heal. It also activates your white blood cells to better fight infection.
You may receive HBO as your main treatment or in combination with other treatments. You’ll receive the therapy once a day at our office for four to six weeks, depending on your needs. Each treatment takes about two hours.