A place to heal with oxygen

Our mission is to provide healing and compassionate care.

About Us

Bay Area Hyperbarics has provided trusted patient care since 1998. It is the longest ­running independent hyperbaric clinic in the country. Our physicians and technicians are highly experienced, and have provided over 70,000 treatments since we opened our doors 1998. We partner with leading physicians at Stanford, Kaiser, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and in our local community to provide excellent care and the treatment and healing they seek.

Our Founder, Lisa St. John, was trained at Harvard and Stanford, and her mission is to make this form of therapy available to anyone who needs it. She has personal experience with using hyperbarics for healing refractory osteomyelitis and makes sure that each patient receives the care and attention they deserve.

Our staff is comprised of skilled healthcare professionals highly trained and experienced with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled.  It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.

Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. 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. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas.  It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.

Your Fantastic Team

At Bay Area Hyperbarics, we are here for you.

Lisa St. John, M.S.

Clinic Director and Founder

Dr. Kaplan, Medical Director at Bay Area Hyperbarics

Jeffrey H. Kaplan, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Medical Director

Jesse Ward, L.V.N., C.H.T.

Since 2012

Clinic Coordinator and Safety Director

Jorge Medina Garcia is a Hyperbaric Technician at Bay Area Hyperbarics

Jorge Medina-Garcia

Since 2014

Hyperbaric Technician

Diana Juarez

Since 2013

Senior Billing Specialist

Senior Hyperbaric Technician at Bay Area Hyperbarics

David Roberts, C.H.T.

Since 1998

Senior Hyperbaric Technician

Tatiana Aguilera is a Hyperbaric Technician at Bay Area Hyperbarics

Tatiana Aguilera

Since 2014

Hyperbaric Technician

Laura May of Bay Area Hyperbarics

Laura May

Since 2005

Project and Business Manager

Denise Hills, LVN at Bay Area Hyperbarics

Denise Hills, L.V.N.

Since 2017

Nurse Supervisor

Jeremy Empey, C.H.T.

Since 2014

Hyperbaric Technician

Did You Know?

  • We are one of the few facilities using FDA-approved hyperbaric hard chambers
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is approved by the AMA, Medicare, FDA, and insurance companies to treat a variety of conditions
  • A range of health issues can be resolved by saturating your tissues with hyperbaric oxygen – meaning oxygen that goes deeply into the body’s tissues
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy works by increasing oxygen tension in all of the body’s fluids, delivering up to 400 times the normal amount of oxygen to every cell in the body – including those that have been depleted and damaged