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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

St. Claire Advanced Wound Care offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for the treatment of certain chronic non-healing wounds. HBOT is indicated for about 20 percent of wound care patients. The therapy is a noninvasive, proven treatment that allows patients to breathe 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, accelerating healing by:

  • Promoting new blood vessels
  • Decreasing swelling and inflammation
  • Improving circulation
  • Increasing the body's ability to fight infection
  • Clearing out toxins and metabolic waste products

Treatment Sessions

The average healing plan involves daily treatment lasting between 60 to 90 minutes, five days a week, for four to six weeks. During treatment, patients may watch TV or sleep to help make their experience more comfortable.