What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
NEPA Vascular Institute is proud to introduce Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to the Berwick & Wilkes-Barre communities. This innovative treatment involves the inhalation of medical-grade 100% oxygen in a pressurized chamber, where the air pressure is two to three times higher than the atmospheric pressure. By increasing the efficiency of oxygen intake in the lungs, HBOT delivers extra oxygen to your bloodstream and plasma, promoting the production of growth hormones and stem cells. This accelerated healing process is particularly beneficial for conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, radiation damage, compromised flaps or grafts, and other chronic wounds. HBOT stimulates the development of new blood vessels, enhances the production of healing factors, and facilitates tissue regeneration.
Why Choose Us for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
A Safe & Effective Treatment for the Following Conditions and More:
- Acute peripheral arterial insufficiency (which can lead to ulcers and other non-healing wounds)
- Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)
- Osteoradionecrosis (bone injury caused by radiation)
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities (ex: foot wounds)
- Soft tissue radionecrosis (tissue damage caused by radiation)
- Crush injuries/suturing of severed limbs
- Progressive necrotizing infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis (death of tissue caused by fast-spreading bacterial infection)
- Sudden sensorineural hearing loss
- Actinomycosis (rare bacterial infection that causes sores and abscesses)
- Compromised grafts and flaps
- Traumatic Brain Injury/ Concussion
- Long Covid
- Ulcerative Colitis
Keep Informed. Take Care.
More than 8.2 Million Americans Will experience a Non-Healing Wound In Their Lifetime. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Help!
How does HBOT Work?
HBOT plays a crucial role in enhancing the healing process. This cutting-edge and non-invasive treatment involves the administration of 100% pure oxygen in a pressurized environment, such as our state-of-the-art hyperbaric therapy room. By breathing in high volumes of compressed oxygen, the lungs absorb an increased amount of oxygen, which is then carried by the bloodstream throughout the body.
The enriched oxygen supply fuels the healing process by providing optimal oxygenation to wound sites, including surgical areas and problematic conditions like diabetic foot ulcers. This elevated oxygen delivery stimulates the production of growth factors and stem cells, vital components in tissue regeneration and the formation of new blood vessels. Additionally, HBOT exhibits antibacterial properties, helping to prevent the development of infections.
We harness the therapeutic benefits of HBOT to accelerate healing and improve patient outcomes. Our team of wound specialists are dedicated to utilizing this advanced treatment modality to support your journey towards optimal recovery and restored well-being.