What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a noninvasive and painless way of delivering high doses of oxygen to the body, helping heal conditions that have been resistant to other forms of medical treatment.

This treatment consists of placing a person in a pressurized chamber allowing more oxygen to enter the bloodstream which promotes healing in the tissue.

Medicare and most insurance plans recognize hyperbaric oxygen therapy as treatment for the following conditions:

  • Diabetic foot ulcer that has not responded to conventional wound treatment
  • Tissue damage from radiation therapy
  • Bone damage from radiation therapy
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Osteomyelitis that has not responded to antibiotics
  • Necrotizing infections (flesh eating bacterial infection)
  • Crush injury to limbs or digits
  • Severed limbs or digits
  • Acute trauma to limbs or digits resulting in loss of oxygen to the area
  • Acute problems with arterial circulation in the limbs
  • Actinomycosis that has not responded to antibiotics
  • Gas gangrene
  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Gas embolism (air bubble in the blood)
  • Acute carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Decompression illness (Bends)