Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
In cooperation with Oxyheal Health Group, the UT Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center houses one of northwest Ohio’s only multi-person chambers for hyperbaric oxygen therapy providing the most up-to-date, comprehensive treatment for all simple and complex wounds.
Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves the systemic delivery of oxygen at a greater pressure than normal. To achieve a high oxygen concentration the patient sits in a hyperbaric chamber and to comfortably breathe 100 percent oxygen at two to three times normal atmospheric pressures. The presence of high oxygen concentration at the site of a chronic wound promotes healing. The HBOT facility at UT Medical Center is the only one of its kind in the area.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It is non-invasive painless medical treatment for patient’s healing process by increasing 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber. The increased oxygen supply dissolves in body fluids and is then carried where circulation of body fluids are blocked or wounded. Once the oxygen reaches the damaged tissue it can help kill bacteria, reduce swelling, increase new blood vessel growth and fight infections. HBOT is incredibly safe with very small side effects.
Oxygen therapy is commonly used to treat:
- Non-healing sores and wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Diabetic ulcers
- Gas gangrene
- Crush injuries and many more
Oxygen is delivered to the patient through an oxygen hood in a roomy, 10-person hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Oxygen therapy may involve 20 to 60 sessions and can last up to three hours. Our team of specialists will work with you and your referring physician to create a treatment plan that’s best for you.
Potential side effects are minor. Some patients experience:
- Increased noise level
- Pressure and fullness in the ears
- A slight temperature increase