Wound Care And Hyperbaric Medicine
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does This Therapy Work?
During this painless treatment, you will rest on a comfortable bed in the pressurized chamber while breathing pure oxygen. You can relax, sleep, watch a movie, or read during the sessions, which generally last two hours. Patients of all ages can benefit from these treatments.
Am I A Candidate For Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
After your physician refers you to the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Lakeview Hospital, our specialist will conduct a thorough examination and confirm whether treatment is appropriate. If you are a candidate, a plan of care will be designed just for you.
How Often Will I Come For Therapy?
Depending on your condition, the frequency and number of visits will vary. Patients with wound-healing problems usually require about 30-40 treatments, and are scheduled once daily for treatment.
If you have an acute condition such as decompression illness or carbon monoxide poisoning, only two or three treatments may be required.
How Will It Feel?
During the first ten minutes you may feel very warm as the chamber pressurizes to the treatment depth. You might notice a change in pressure in your ears (similar to when an airplane changes altitude). To protect your ears from pressure changes, you will be taught techniques to clear them, thus avoiding the feeling of fullness in your ears. If you encounter ear problems during the treatment, you may be referred to an ENT clinic for an evaluation to have temporary tubes placed in the eardrum to aid in the equalization of the air pressures
When we schedule your treatment, we will provide detailed instructions, but don’t hesitate to ask our staff if you have any questions during your stay with us.
Our HBOT-trained physician and certified technicians are there at all times to monitor each treatment session.