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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment where a patient breathes 100% oxygen while in a pressurized chamber. Large doses of oxygen are dissolved into blood or body tissues at these pressures. This increased oxygen promotes wound healing by:

HBOT is a supplemental therapy to be used in addition to current medical and surgical therapy.

The Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is internationally recognized as a leader in the clinical application, education and research of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). It offers one of the nation’s oldest and largest hyperbaric facilities, featuring 2 multiplace (multi-person) chambers.

Aurora also offers wound care programs at various locations.

HBOT consultations may be obtained by calling the Center for Comprehensive Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.