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Specialty Wound Care

Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center

Specialty Wound Care
A woman in Advanced Wound Care in Chesapeake

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that allows patients to breathe 100 percent oxygen under pressure in a hyperbaric chamber. Breathing oxygen under pressure allows oxygen to be delivered to the bloodstream in a highly efficient way, promoting cellular regeneration, tissue oxygenation, collagen distribution and the increased effectiveness of antibiotics. 

Preparing for Your Visit

Patients will experience pressurization in the beginning of treatment. The gradual increase in pressure often pushes on eardrums and creates temporary discomfort, similar to the feeling experienced when landing in an airplane. Staff members will instruct patients on various methods of relief. 

How long does treatment last?

Approximately two hours.

Can I bring family or friends?

Family members, significant others and friends are encouraged and welcomed to participate in the orientation process as well as accompany patients during treatment. Children are strongly discouraged.

Can I eat and drink before treatment?

Do not consume soft drinks or gas-producing food two hours before treatment.

What should I wear?

Cotton clothing will be provided. Street clothes and shoes are not allowed in the chamber. Please leave valuables and jewelry at home.