Hyperbaric Oxygen Treats Compartment Syndrome

When tissues become ischemic (lack oxygen), they become damaged. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reoxygenates the suffocating tissues and decreases this pressure.
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Treats Compartment Syndrome

When tissues become ischemic (lack oxygen), they become damaged. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reoxygenates the suffocating tissues and decreases this pressure.

How Hyperbarics Helps

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Reoxygenates suffocating tissue

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Increases blood flow

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Reduces inflammation

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Reduces pain

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Saves lives

Hyperbaric oxygen saves many lives when applied to patients suspected of having compartment syndrome.

Compartment syndrome is an acute traumatic ischemia, meaning that tissues in the body lack sufficient oxygen. With compartment syndrome, blood supply is reduced by swelling and/or bleeding of the fascial envelope. The result is an increase in tissue fluid pressure within the skeletal muscle compartment. Once the pressure gets too high, it exerts pressure on the capillaries, preventing blood oxygen from reaching the tissues. When tissues become ischemic (lacking oxygen), they become damaged.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reoxygenates the suffocating tissues and decreases this pressure. Therefore, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy should be considered quickly, to reverse the pain of compartment syndrome. Hyperbaric oxygen saves many lives when applied to patients suspected of having compartment syndrome.

Patient Experiences

Listen to what real patients have to say about their experiences.
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  • A retired university professor, Linda underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder. Unfortunately, the surgeon accidentally perforated her colon, which caused sepsis and ultimately compartment syndrome. As soon as she was able to leave the hospital, Linda received hyperbaric oxygen therapy every day for almost six weeks. Before HBOT, Linda could not walk and could not eat solid food. After HBOT, she was walking on her own, eating solid food, and even fixing dinner and hiking with her husband! The surgeon said she healed faster than he thought possible, given the grave nature of her condition.

    Linda, 72

    Linda credits Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for saving her life after a surgeon accidentally perforated her colon during a routine surgery.
  • When she first came into our hyperbaric clinic, physicians feared Ania would lose her leg, because of poor perfusion in her damaged tissues. After 10 HBOT sessions, Ania started to feel some intense nerve pain, which meant that was growing new blood vessels and nerves. After 40 treatments, the pain had mostly subsided and she was able to walk with crutches, which surprised her physicians. They thought it would take many more months to heal. Ania was well on her way to complete healing by the time she completed her hyperbaric oxygen sessions,.

    Ania, 36

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saved her leg after a traumatic automobile accident caused a crush injury.
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    Linda, 72
    Linda credits Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for saving her life after a surgeon accidentally perforated her colon during a routine surgery.

    A retired university professor, Linda underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder. Unfortunately, the surgeon accidentally perforated her colon, which caused sepsis and ultimately compartment syndrome. As soon as she was able to leave the hospital, Linda received hyperbaric oxygen therapy every day for almost six weeks. Before HBOT, Linda could not walk and could not eat solid food. After HBOT, she was walking on her own, eating solid food, and even fixing dinner and hiking with her husband! The surgeon said she healed faster than he thought possible, given the grave nature of her condition.

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    Ania, 36
    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy saved her leg after a traumatic automobile accident caused a crush injury.

    When she first came into our hyperbaric clinic, physicians feared Ania would lose her leg, because of poor perfusion in her damaged tissues. After 10 HBOT sessions, Ania started to feel some intense nerve pain, which meant that was growing new blood vessels and nerves. After 40 treatments, the pain had mostly subsided and she was able to walk with crutches, which surprised her physicians. They thought it would take many more months to heal. Ania was well on her way to complete healing by the time she completed her hyperbaric oxygen sessions,.

Patients: Start with Hyperbarics

It's easy to start with Hyperbarics. Just follow these simple steps
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Give us a call

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 hyperbaric is right for you.
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We talk with your insurance

Our medical staff contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization and create a plan with you.
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You get on the road to recovery

We do a medical intake, explain everything you need to know, and get started on your hyperbaric oxygen anti-aging therapy sessions.
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Physicians: Refer a Patient

Refer a patient in three easy steps.
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You submit patient’s information

As a provider, your office fills out and faxes back the Patient Referral Form. Have questions? Call us!
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We get authorizations

We make sure the patient understands treatment and then follow the prescribed protocol to get the patient on the road to recovery!
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Patient starts HBOT

Our medical staff meets with the patient to ensure that HBOT reverse aging treatment is appropriate and contacts Medicare or private insurance to receive authorization.

Still looking for answers?

We're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help you.
  • What is Hyperbaric Medicine?
    Hyperbaric medicine, also called hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT, is a medical treatment where a patient sits or lies in pressurized chamber and breathes 100% oxygen. In HBOT, oxygen dissolves into the blood, thus raising the oxygen concentration to very high levels.This increased oxygen is a primary building block for tissues, muscle, and bone repair. Among other benefits, it kicks off cell reproduction, heals injuries and infection more rapidly, and decreases inflammation.
  • Does HBOT kill cancer cells?
    Current research indicates that hyperbaric oxygen does not kill cancer cells. However, there has been a small amount of research indicating that hyperbaric oxygen might reduce the size of certain tumors. Also, there has been a study on mice using hyperbaric oxygen, along with a ketogenic diet, to reduce tumors. Hyperbaric oxygen causes many different healing modalities to kick into gear. Could its effect on strengthening the immune system inhibit the growth of cancer cells? Nobody knows. There are numerous studies conclusively showing that hyperbaric oxygen does not encourage cancer cells or tumors to grow. Some patients claim the hyperbaric oxygen makes them feel a lot more comfortable and functional after chemotherapy and also during healing. Note that some chemotherapy drugs are not to be used with hyperbaric oxygen, as the chemotherapy drugs can be enhanced and thus become toxic. A good hyperbaric oxygen facility (such as Bay Area Hyperbarics) will always call the chemotherapy manufacturer to ensure that hyperbaric oxygen therapy will be helpful and not damaging to the patient.
  • What is the CPT code for HBOT?
    The CPT code for HBOT is G0277.
  • Does Medicare cover HBOT?
    Medicare covers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for approved conditions, and many insurance companies also cover approved conditions. If your condition is not approved by your insurance, we can discuss our special rates. Give us a call at (408) 356–7438. We are happy to discuss your options with you.
  • Can HBOT help Neuropathy?
    Hyperbaric treatments help heal neuropathy by regrowing small blood vessels and nerves that have died from disease, injuries from radiation and aging. Patients often experience numbness and or pain when they start treatment. Hyperbaric treatments most often bring back sensation and make, for example, walking easier and more enjoyable.
  • Why would a physician consider HBOT?
    A physician would consider using hyperbaric chamber therapy under a variety of situations. Physicians most typically refer patients to hyperbarics when the patient is not healing with traditional medical interventions and hyperbaric chamber therapy is approved by Medicare for this condition. Some patients experience significant unresolved pain and unremitting disease states that the mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a hyperbaric chamber are known to affect, such as the down regulation of inflamatory genes. For an example, some patients have experienced severe, unremitting hives with itching, which did not improve with any specialists interventions. Some physicians will consider hyperbaric chamber therapy if the patient has no other good avenues for improving their failing health, and they know the hyperbaric chamber therapy is safe and will not harm the patient.
  • What is Hypebaric Oxygen Therapy?
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HB0T) is a medical treatment where you inhale 100% oxygen in a chamber with increased atmospheric pressure. HBOT injects 400x the oxygen into your tissues and bones and mobilizes stem cells. It 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.

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