The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton offers four single-person hyperbaric chambers to promote healthy wound healing in our advanced outpatient facility. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, guests are placed into a clear, acrylic chamber that supplies 100 percent pure oxygen while increasing the atmospheric pressure by two to two and a half times that at sea level. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy enhances the body's natural healing by increasing the oxygen level of the tissue and stimulating new blood vessel growth and strengthening the immune system to kill bacteria in wounds. The highly trained specialists on our medical staff use hyperbaric therapy to treat:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can also be used to treat decompression sickness in divers, carbon monoxide poisoning, and actinomycosis (rare bacterial infection in the face and neck).
The typical Hyperbaric treatment lasts for approximately two hours. The number of treatments depends on the wound and can average between 30 and 60 treatments. Guests can watch DVDs or television during the treatment.
The hyperbaric specialists on our medical staff will work with you and your physician to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.
To learn more about the Comprehensive Wound Care Center at The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton, please call 940.220.0887.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton or Baylor Health Care System.