HBOT heals Sores, Injuries and Non-healing Wounds


Non-healing wounds, wherever they occur, can prevent us from living a full and active life. Bay Area Hyperbarics has healed hundreds of patients with stubborn and non-healing wounds over the last 20 years. We have healed toe and foot wounds, mouth and throat sores, ulcers and sores on breasts, legs, buttocks, muscle and tissue, bladder and vaginal wall wounds, intestinal wounds and rectal fissures, sores in the skull, chest lesions, and problems with fingers and eyes.

HBOT helps healing by regrowing blood vessels and nerves and stimulating growth factors that supply the body with a renewed ability to heal. It kills infections (anaerobic bacteria) and supercharges antibiotics. It regrows new healthy bone, tissue and skin.

Illnesses and other problems such as diabetes, paralysis, strokes, injuries, vascular disease, ageing, medications, often contribute to the difficulty of healing some wounds. Fortunately hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help.

If you are interested in finding out more based on your specific diagnosis, give us a call. We can also tell you what your insurance covers and discuss your financial options. We look forward to helping patients return to a normal, pain-free life.

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How Hyperbarics Helps

  • Reduces pain and swelling
  • Regrows healthy tissue, skin and bones
  • Kills bacteria, infections and supercharges antibiotics, making them more effective
  • Heals ulcers, wounds and injuries faster
  • Increases stem cell mobilization and reproduction

Patient Experiences

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    Mary Ann, 54

    Recovered from paralysis caused by a truck accident 10 years earlier
    Ten years previous to her visit to Bay Area Hyperbarics, Mary Ann had been hit by a drunk driver. Sadly, she was paralysed below her shoulders, and her source of mobility was an electric wheelchair. Regardless of her disabilities, she’s a smart, attractive and articulate woman who directs the choirs in her church and teaches to private music students. Her problem was that she developed bedsores on her buttocks that would not heal for months. The sores continued to worsen and got infected so badly that she developed a bone infection (called osteomyelitis). Her husband was worried about her infections and brought her in for HBOT. After treatment, her bone infection and sores healed completely. She and her husband were very pleased. Continue reading
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    Arun, 17

    Healed a two inch long chest wound where a tumor had been removed.
    Arun had ambitions to attend junior college after high school. However, he developed a tumor on the left side of his chest wall just over his upper ribs. Arun’s physician used radiation to treat the tumor area. Fortunately, this eliminated the tumor. However, it also resulted in a two inch long non-healing chest wound where the tumor had been. Fortunately for him, the hyperbaric treatments healed his chest and skin, so he could return to finish high school, and move on to junior college! Continue reading
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    Jesus, 57

    Healed a wound and numbness in his foot
    Jesus is an active contractor. He also has diabetes. One day a pallet fell on his food, causing an open wound that would not heal. After several weeks, much of the wound had closed up, but there was still an area on the top of his foot that was infected and would not heal. In addition, his foot remained numb, even where the skin had healed. The hyperbaric treatments Jesus received, healed the rest of the sore on his foot, but it also healed the numbness! Continue reading

Get Started with Hyperbarics

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 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

Still looking for answers?

To learn more about HBOT, take a look at our FAQs.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 the CPT code for HBOT?

    The CPT code for HBOT is G0277.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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