Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Banner Boswell Medical Center Wound Center
- What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
- Will my insurance provider cover Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
- What are your hours of operation?
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Oxygen plays an important role in wound healing. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy uses high-concentration oxygen at below sea level depths to provide 100 percent oxygenation to damaged tissue. It was originally developed for the treatment of decompression sickness in divers. Since the 1960s, this therapy has been used to treat many other conditions, including:
- Air/gas embolisms
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Cyanide poisoning
- Crush injuries
- Necrotizing soft-tissue infections
- Exceptional blood loss anemia
- Failed skin grafts and flaps
- Gas gangrene
- Radiation injuries to tissue and bone
- Non-healing osteomyelitis
- Selected non-healing wounds
At Banner Boswell Medical Center, we place patients in a chamber with a clear acrylic shield, which allows nursing staff to see and talk with patients. Once patients are in the chamber, they can rest, watch television or listen to music. Most patients are comfortable and feel no ill effects from the procedure. Our physicians will determine your specialized treatment plan.
Medicare, MediSun and other commercial and managed care companies cover Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We will verify and determine the level of insurance coverage prior to the initiation of any treatment.
Medicare has expanded Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy coverage to include the treatment of diabetic wounds of the lower legs. There are strict criteria that need to be met to be able to qualify for this coverage. Our wound specialists can work with your provider to determine your eligibility.
Hours of Operation
Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Wound Center's Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit is located in the Outpatient Services Center on the second floor of Banner Boswell Medical Center.