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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Phoenix, AZ

The Body Sculpting Center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to residents of Scottsdale, Phoenix and the surrounding areas in Arizona.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT)?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Phoenix, AZOxygen is essential to human life. In a normal day, a healthy adult will inhale nearly 6 pounds of oxygen. By comparison, on average, we absorb 2 pounds of oxygen into our bloodstreams in a given day. Our bodies use this inhaled oxygen in a variety of ways – to create new cells and fight disease and to heal from injury to name just a few. Hyperbaric oxygen treatment can speed healing by delivering nearly three times the normal oxygen to tissues.

During the hyperbaric oxygen therapy session, the patient is placed inside the hyperbaric chamber. While inside, patients breathe pure oxygen at 10 times the normal rate. Within a very short period of time, the body’s tissues are saturated with excessive levels of oxygen. This “oxygen overload” has been scientifically proven to speed tissue healing and inhibit infection.

What does HBOT feel like? Is it safe?

When prescribed by a physician and performed under close medical supervision, HBOT is extremely safe and produces no long-term side effects. The sensation of being inside a hyperbaric oxygen chamber is similar to pressurization experience when flying in an airplane. Patients commonly feel pressure in the ears, a sensation that is resolved automatically once the pressure in the chamber is released at the end of the treatment session.

Most patients experience very little discomfort during treatment. They often watch TV, listen to music or even sleep while their HBOT is taking place.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Phoenix, AZ

What does HBOT treat?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including neurological, orthopedic, and immune disorders. Other common ailments treated with HBOT include:

  • Burns
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Decompression Sickness (the Bends)

Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

There are two basic effects of hyperbaric oxygenation on the human body:

  1. The mechanical effect or Definitive effect, useful in reducing bubble size and their effect and the effect of increased partial pressure oxygen.
    • Air or Gas Embolism
    • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    • Cyanide Poisoning
    • Decompression Sickness
  1. The Adjunctive effect, which is multifaceted depending on physiologic or pathophysiologic conditions in organs and tissues.
    • Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
    • Crush Injuries
    • Compartment Syndromes
    • Acute Peripheral Arterial Insufficiency
    • Acute Traumatic Peripheral Ischemias
    • Actinomycosis
    • Progressive Necrotizing Infections
    • Preparation and Preservation of Compromised Skin Grafts
    • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
    • Osteoradionecrosis
    • Soft Tissue Radionecrosis
    • Selective Problem Wound Healing
    • Thermal Burns
    • Intracranial Abscess
    • Acute Spinal Cord Injury
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
    • Myocardial Infarction
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Altered Immune Function
    • Reconstructive Surgery

Am I a Candidate for HBOT?

Patients are accepted either by self or physician referral. Potential HBOT patients will be carefully evaluated by our staff to determine whether HBOT is the right course of care for their specific needs.Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Phoenix, AZ

If you are a resident of Scottsdale, Phoenix or one of the surrounding areas in Arizona, contact The Body Sculpting Center to learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Schedule a complimentary consultation either online or by calling 602-639-4338.