Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are used in medicine to treat specific conditions approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). The hyperbaric team will be responsible for your hyperbaric therapy and will coordinate your care with your referring primary physician. You should continue to contact your primary physician for general care.
Jacobi Medical Center uses a large, walk-in multiplace hyperbaric chamber that can comfortably treat nine adults at the same time.
HOW DOES HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY WORK
100% Oxygen delivered at increased pressure produces an increase in the amount of oxygen being carried by blood. This results in more oxygen being delivered to the organs and tissues in the body. This improves the benefits of certain antibiotics, activates white blood cells to fight infection, and promotes the healing process in chronic wounds. > more on Hyperbaric Treatment
INDICATIONS FOR TREATMENT
Patients are accepted for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after referral from their own Physician and consultation with a Hyperbaric Physician. Our experienced Hyperbaric Medicine staff will evaluate each patient and explain the risks and benefits of therapy, as well as the individual treatment plan. > more on Indications