The Oklahoma Wound Center has four hyperbaric oxygen therapy chambers. What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? It is a treatment involves the patient breathing in 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized chamber. The increased oxygen in the bloodstream delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the wound which aids healing by stimulating angiogenesis, correcting ischemia, and antibacterial effects.
What is this treatment like for the patient? Patients will be prescribed a course of treatments by the hyperbaric physician. This is usually 20 – 40 treatments (or longer depending on the diagnosis) of 90 to 120 minutes each treatment. Patients lie in an enclosed chamber and can watch television or movies, communicate with the staff, drink water, or nap during the treatment. It is not painful.