Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Breathing Life Into Healing: A Closer Look at Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen TheraphyHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a cutting-edge medical treatment that capitalizes on the healing properties of pure oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure. ⁤⁤When a patient undergoes HBOT, they enter a pressurized chamber where they breathe in 100% pure oxygen. ⁤⁤This elevated pressure and oxygen concentration result in a significant increase in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the bloodstream. ⁤⁤This super-oxygenation is crucial because it allows oxygen to reach areas of the body with compromised blood flow, where oxygen delivery is typically limited. ⁤⁤As a result, we see the growth of new blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis, as well as the release of growth factors and stem cells, which further accelerate tissue healing ⁤

For chronic wounds that have been resistant to traditional treatments, such as diabetic ulcers or radiation injuries, HBOT can provide the extra boost needed for healing to occur. ⁤⁤At Albany Vascular, we recognize the profound impact hyperbaric medicine can have on healing. ⁤⁤Under the expert guidance of our medical staff, patients can rest assured that each session is designed to maximize the benefits of this advanced treatment modality, promoting faster healing and improved outcomes. ⁤

Why Choose Us for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Covered by Most Major Insurance Carriers
  • Treatment Options for a Wide Variety of Indications
  • Lower Cost of Care than a Hospital Setting
  • Quick & Easy Appointment Setting

Conditions that Benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

  • Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities (ex: foot wounds)
  • Gas gangrene/myonecrosis (bacterial infection))
  • Progressive necrotizing infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis (death of tissue caused by fast-spreading bacterial infection)
  • Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency (which can lead to ulcers and other non-healing wounds)
  • Compromised skin grafts/skin flaps
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Osteoradionecrosis (bone injury caused by radiation)
  • Soft tissue radionecrosis (tissue damage caused by radiation)
  • Actinomycosis (rare bacterial infection that causes sores and abscesses)
  • Sudden sensorineural hearing loss