FAQ - Wound Healing

How do I find out if HBO is for me?

If you have a wound that hasn’t healed in four weeks, consult the Wound Healing Center. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be an appropriate part of the treatment plan. A physician at the center will evaluate your wound and determine the best course of treatment.

How long do HBO treatments last?

On average, treatments last about two hours. This includes the time to pressurize and depressurize the chamber plus 90 minutes at the prescribed treatment depth of 20 to 40 treatments approximately.

What can I do during HBO therapy? 

Each chamber is equipped with its own television so that you can watch TV or a movie during your treatment.  You may not bring anything in the chamber with you, including books and newspapers. If you have a movie you would like to watch or music you would like to hear, please bring it with you.

Is HBO therapy painful or dangerous?

No, the only sensation you will experience is during the pressurization phase of the treatment. The slowly increasing pressure will push on your eardrums.