Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Spartanburg Regional Wound Healing Center has been using hyperbaric oxygen therapy since 1988. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) is the medical use of concentrated oxygen to help in certain medical conditions.
By breathing hyperbaric oxygen in a pressurized chamber, the patient can deliver extremely high levels of oxygen to tissues in the body which, due to injury or disease, lack the required oxygen. Very high levels of oxygen can help new blood vessels form, help wounds heal, fight infections, and reduce swelling.
We are available for routine care during the day but our facility is available 24/7 for emergency cases.
Radiation Injury: The injury created by radiation damage from previous cancer treatments can be improved by exposure to high concentrations of oxygen. It can promote cell repair and growth of new blood vessels. Often these injuries appear many years after radiation.
Problem wounds: Hyperbaric oxygen can be an important part of a comprehensive wound treatment plan. It may not help every wound, but growing evidence shows benefits for diabetic wounds.
Certain infections: Some infections respond to the inhibiting effects of hyperbaric oxygen. It can improve immune systems function and the work of some antibiotics. It is helpful for chronic bone infections and certain types of bacterial infections.
Other injuries: Large burn wounds, crush injuries, and surgical flaps or grafts that are failing can also benefit from the increase in oxygen and reduction of swelling provided by HBO.
Other emergencies treated with hyperbaric oxygen include: carbon monoxide poisoning, diving injuries and severe aggressive bacterial infections.
Spartanburg Regional has the only hyperbaric oxygen in the Upstate accredited by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.