Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
In cooperation with Oxyheal Health Group, The University of Toledo Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center houses one of northwest Ohio's only multi-person chambers for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), providing the most advanced and comprehensive treatment for all simple and complex wounds.
HBOT is a non-invasive, painless medical treatment used to heal patient’s wounds by delivering 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure inside a hyperbaric chamber. To achieve a high oxygen concentration, the patient sits in a hyperbaric chamber and comfortably breathes 100 percent oxygen at two to three times normal atmospheric pressures.
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
HBOT may involve 20 to 60 sessions, and each session can last up to three hours. Our team of specialists will work with you and your referring physician to create a treatment plan that is best for you.
Potential side effects are minor. Some patients experience:
- Increased noise level
- Pressure and fullness in the ears
- Slight temperature increase
- Temporary changes in eyesight
UTMC accepts most insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider for information regarding detailed coverage.
To schedule an appointment at the UT Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, call 419.383.4500.