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Frequently Asked Questions


Along with your doctor, finding answers to your questions can help you make informed decisions.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves the systematic delivery of 100 percent oxygen to patients for a specific time frame in a chamber pressurized two to three times above normal atmospheric pressure, which helps the body fight infection and promotes healing.

How Does It Work?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy dramatically increases the amount of oxygen in your blood, which then circulates to body tissues delivering up to 15 times more oxygen to damaged tissues thus speeding the healing process.

What Happens During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

During Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy , a patient reclines in a pressurized chamber as high doses of oxygen are delivered throughout the blood allowing rapid healing of affected tissue. Just relax, watch television, or take a nap -- the treatment is virtually painless and free of side effects.

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