Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does this treatment work?
2. What conditions are typically treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
3. Does insurance cover the cost of HBOT treatments?
4. Can I visit the hyperbaric center before I start treatments?
5. How do I get started?
6. What is a typical treatment plan?
7. What is the difference between a Monoplace Chamber and Multiplace Center?
8. What can I expect during a treatment?
9. How will I feel after a treatment?
10. Can I do anything to improve the quality of my treatment?

1. Does this treatment work?

Yes. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has been shown again and again to be extremely effective in healing or reducing the severity of wounds. In patients who comply with the treatment regimen recommended by their doctors, healing rates of 85-95% are the norm.

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2. What conditions are typically treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Common medical conditions treated with HBOT include chronic, non-healing diabetic foot wounds, compromised skin grafts/flaps, chronic bone infection and bone/tissue injury resulting from radiation therapy.

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3. Does insurance cover the cost of HBOT treatments?

Most insurance companies cover hyperbaric oxygen therapy, including Medicare and Medicaid. We will assist in obtaining verification of coverage from your insurance company prior to starting treatments.

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4. Can I visit the hyperbaric center before I start treatments?

Absolutely. All you need to do is contact the facility closest to you and we could set up a visit to our site.

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5. How do I get started?

Once we've received a referral form from your physician, a Patient Care Coordinator will contact you to discuss your particular treatment plan. This person will be able to answer any questions you may have and get you set up to start treatment.

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6. What is a typical treatment plan?

Hyperbaric treatments are 2 hours long, and are performed on a daily basis, for 6 days per week. The necessary number of treatments is decided on an individual basis, but typically 4 to 7 weeks of treatments are required for the desired healing to occur.

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7. What is the difference between a Monoplace Chamber and a Multiplace Center?
A hyperbaric treatment facility is built to withstand an increased internal pressure. They are generally cylindrical, spherical, or rectangular. Hyperbaric treatments may be carried out in either a monoplace chamber or multiplace treatment room. The former accommodates a single patient and the entire vessel is pressurized with 100% oxygen, which the patient breathes directly. The latter holds two or more people (patients, support personnel, observers) and the treatment room is pressurized with plain air; the patients breathe 100% oxygen by the use of appropriate head gear. Mobile Hyperbaric Centers uses only multiplace treatment rooms. Multiplace treatment rooms are usually constructed in steel and monoplace units are mainly acrylic. Our treatment rooms have port-holes or small windows and comfortable seating is provided.

Our treatment room

A monoplace chamber

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8. What can I expect during a treatment?

Before each treatment, you will change into a cotton uniform provided by the staff. Your vital signs will be measured, and you will be evaluated by our on-site physician. You will then enter the spacious treatment room and sit comfortably in theatre-style seating. A trained technician will be by your side throughout the entire treatment.
As the treatment begins and the room pressurizes, you may notice "popping" or fullness in your ears as your body adjusts to the changes. The room will also get a little warmer, but never to the point of being uncomfortable. When the treatment pressure is reached, you will be asked to put your head gear on. You can then sit back and relax, read, nap or watch a movie on our widescreen TV.
At the end, pressure in the treatment room decreases and the air becomes cooler. When the session has concluded, you will be assisted out of the treatment room, and you will change back into your regular clothes. Your uniform and head gear will be stored for your next treatment.

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9. How will I feel after a treatment?

You will probably find that you feel invigorated or have increased energy after a treatment. You are free to go about your daily routine as normal.

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10. Can I do anything to improve the quality of my treatment?

Yes. There are several things you can do to improve your success.

  • Always attend appointments. Regular, consistent attendance will help you the most.
  • If you smoke, consider stopping or at least cutting down. The smoking reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to your healing tissues. All the benefits of HBOT will be increased if you quit.
  • Try to get plenty of rest and eat a balanced diet. These elements are key to the healing process.

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