Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is best known for treating decompression sickness in scuba divers. However, this innovative treatment that provides 100% pure oxygen also benefits other health issues.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Every cell, organ, and tissue in your body needs oxygen to survive. Sometimes, your body needs more oxygen than you can get from the air you breathe. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides pure oxygen in a high-pressure environment to increase your blood oxygen levels. Gentera Center for Precision Medicine offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy at its offices in Coral Gables, Florida, and Los Angeles, California, near Beverly Hills. They’re one of only a few practices in South Florida with this treatment. To find out more about this therapy, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Am I a candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Your health expert at Gentera Center for Precision Medicine conducts a thorough history and physical to determine if you’re a candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. During the exam, your provider reviews your symptoms, medical history, and health concerns.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy benefits many health concerns and needs. You may be a candidate if you have:

  • A nonhealing wound or ulcer
  • Burns
  • A surgical wound or skin graft that needs support for healing
  • Sudden, painless vision loss

You may not be a candidate for hyperbaric oxygen therapy if you recently had ear or eye surgery or currently have a fever or infection.


What happens during Hyperbaric Oxygen Oherapy?

Your provider at Gentera Center for Precision Medicine customizes your hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment and reviews the details with you prior to your session. Because they take a patient-centered approach to care, no single therapy is like another.

During your hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you sit in the exam chair or lie on the exam table in the high-pressured room filled with pure oxygen for a set amount of time. 

Once you complete your session, your provider performs a quick physical exam, checking your blood pressure, ears, and eyes before sending you home.


What can I expect after Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

After your hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Gentera Center for Precision Medicine, you may feel tired and hungry. 

Depending on your need for therapy, your provider at Gentera Center for Precision Medicine may recommend a series of treatments. For example, a nonhealing wound may require up to 40 treatments.

Find out more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy by calling Gentera Center for Precision Medicine or scheduling an appointment online todayG