Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Center
H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
Patients with very serious wounds and injuries may be treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This is an advanced form of wound care that stimulates healing by exposing patients to pure oxygen under increased air pressure. Oxygen is a powerful weapon that can treat difficult infections and increase blood circulation. While in a pressurized chamber and breathing in 100% oxygen, the body is able to receive an increased dosage of oxygen. The tissues within the body are then flooded with oxygen which acts as a medication to treat the affected area.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat a variety of serious medical conditions including:
- Chronic diabetic wounds (stage III or higher)
- Compromised skin grafts or flaps
- Bone infections that do not respond to antibiotics
- Bone or soft-tissue problems due to the late effects of radiation therapy
- Crush injuries
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
What to Expect Inside the Chamber
During hyperbaric treatment, you are placed in a computer-controlled pressure chamber. Just by breathing normally, your body will absorb 100% oxygen that will course throughout the body. A technician will adjust the pressure in the room in order to better circulate oxygen.
There is enough space in the room for patients to lie comfortably. You do not need to do anything except breathe during the treatment and can even listen to music or watch TV.
USC Arcadia Hospital's State-of-the-Art High-Pressure Oxygen Chamber
Our hyperbaric oxygen chamber is located in the Wound Healing Center. This cutting-edge treatment was made possible thanks to the generous efforts of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. Thanks to this department, we have managed to make massive progress in treatment for patients dealing with diabetic wounds, bone infection, radiation side effects, and other serious conditions.
If you feel you might be a candidate, please make an appointment at 626-462-2655 so that you can receive your individualized consultation. A physician referral may not be necessary depending on your insurance.