Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is one of the most advanced treatments available for healing wounds. This innovative treatment stimulates blood vessel growth in damaged tissues and speeds healing by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood.
Advance Therapy for Healing Wounds
The Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at North Kansas City Hospital offers this advanced therapy to treat a variety of wounds and conditions, including:
- Compartment syndrome and crush injuries
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Infections of the bones and skin (necrotizing infections, osteomyelitis)
- Surgical grafts or flaps
- Tissue damaged by radiation therapy
- Vascular disease damage (arterial insufficiency)
HBOT is also used to treat:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Decompression sickness
HBOT involves breathing pure oxygen in a sealed, pressurized oxygen chamber. This painless treatment complements the body’s natural healing processes by helping push oxygen into the blood which speeds healing and helps fight certain types of infection.
The Center staff will provide instructions and answer your questions before your treatment. The number of treatments required depends on your diagnosis and plan of care.
For more information on the healing powers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, call the Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Center at 816-691-5055.