Heal with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbarics is an approved medical treatment that heals over 20 illnesses and injuries.
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Treats over 20 conditions.

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What is Hyperbarics?


Lisa St. John, M.S.

What is Hyperbarics?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment where you inhale 100% oxygen in a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure (the air we normally breath has 21% oxygen). HBOT injects 400x more oxygen into your tissues and bones, and mobilizes stem cells. This oxygen under pressure regrows healthy tissues in the brain, blood vessels, skin and bones. It also reduces pain and swelling, and speeds recovery. It is simple, effective and painless.

How Hyperbarics Works

  • cells icon 1. When cells get damaged

    Oxygen, which heals cells, is normally transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. However, when the body’s cells are damaged, this may not be sufficient to heal them.

  • oxygen_icon 2. You do hyperbarics

    With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids - the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone, and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked.

  • heal icon 3. Oxygen heals

    This increased oxygen:

    • Enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria.
    • Reduces swelling and inflammation.
    • Allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas.

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Did a physician refer you? If so, they can download and fax us back a patient referral form. If not, our medical staff will discuss whether hyperbarics is right for you.

We talk with your insurance

Our medical staff contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization and create a plan with you.

You get on the road to recovery

We do a medical intake, explain everything you need to know, and you get started on your hyperbaric oxygen therapy sessions

80,000+ Treatments, 24 Years!

Bay Area Hyperbarics is woman-owned and the longest running independent hyperbaric clinic in the country.
  • 24 years icon 24 Years of Experience

    Our highly experienced physicians and technicians have successfully provided almost 100,000 treatments.

  • painless icon (1) Pain-less. Non-invasive.

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a painless, relaxing and non-invasive treatment. Our patients often tell us they feel relaxed and alert after their treatment.

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    Our highly experienced physicians and technicians have successfully provided almost 100,000 treatments.

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Still looking for answers?

To learn more about HBOT, take a look at our FAQs.
  • What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treats medical conditions with 100% oxygen in a pressurized hyperbaric chamber. The patient lies or sits in the chamber. The oxygen then saturates the plasma in the blood, allowing oxygen to easily flow throughout the body and reach even areas that are injured or diseased, which typically receive less oxygen. The mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include stimulating and mobilizing stem cells, down-regulating inflammatory genes, up-regulating reproductive cells and stimulating DNA. HBOT also regrows tiny blood vessels, and stimulates the growth of new healthy cells in the brain, bones, skin, organs, and tissues. People seek hyperbaric oxygen therapy to heal physical damage in their bodies and to promoting health and anti-aging.

  • What does HBOT feel like?

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a painless, noninvasive therapy. Our patients often tell us they don't notice the pressure change, except for a bit in their ears. Specifically, some feel a bit of pressure in their ears, like when they take off in an airplane. It feels like their ears are “popping." After a treatment, some patients say they can think more clearly and that they have more energy. If there has been pain from swelling or impinged nerves, patients often comment on the pain relief, plus increased strength and range of motion after their treatments.

  • Is HBOT safe?

    Overall, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is extremely safe. However, as with any medical therapy, there can be risks. Any risks should be reviewed with you prior to your treatment, at the time your provider goes over your health history with you, and during your intake at the clinic. All clinics are constructed with approval of the local fire marshal and building inspectors to ensure that they comply with all relevant safety codes. Bay Area Hyperbarics has an outstanding safety record for our 21 years serving our community.

  • How do I prepare for HBOT?

    We make preparing for a hyperbaric oxygen therapy easy. Before the first treatment, we take the time to answer all of your questions in detail. The patient’s healthcare provider reviews their history and condition. For example, depending on your condition, you may be asked to eat before your treatment. Preparing for HBOT is just as individualized as the therapy. In most cases, it’s as easy as changing into the clothing we provide you. Call us with any questions you have. We are more than happy to answer all of your questions, even if you are not a current patient.

  • Will my insurance cover HBOT?

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to help with numerous medical conditions. Each insurance company decides what’s covered and what's not. That said, HBOT is covered by Medicare, Kaiser, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, United Health Care and many other insurances. Coverage is based on the diagnosis. We also take people with conditions that are not covered by their insurance, but whose problem can greatly improve with HBOT. Call us! We are more than happy to look at your personal situation and do the insurance work for you.

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