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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Helping Patients with Chronic Wounds Heal

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an evidence-based treatment proven to help chronic wounds heal. During daily sessions, a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while being treated in a hyperbaric chamber kept at two or three times the atmospheric pressure.

How Does it Help?

Breathing 100 percent oxygen under pressure allows more oxygen to dissolve in your body’s blood. More oxygen is then delivered by your blood to those areas that are having trouble healing because of a lack of blood in the surrounding tissues.

The Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber is similar to an MRI tube, except it is clear, so that there is no feeling of claustrophobia.  Patients are able to read, nap or watch TV.

Who Can Benefit from HBOT ?

Anyone with a wound that is slow to heal or not healing - particularly people with diabetes - can benefit tremendously from this treatment. Also someone with a skin graft that has a questionable blood supply, or people with certain skin or bone infections would benefit.

A multidisciplinary approach is often needed to manage chronic wounds. Wound healing at the Advanced Wound Center is achieved in cooperation with referring physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, and other specialists as required.

Advanced Wound Center services must be prescribed by a physician or physician assistant.

For more information, please call the Advanced Wound Center at (231) 935-5951.
5085 Anna Dr.
Ste. B & C (Lower Level)
Traverse City, MI 49684
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The Advanced Wound Center in Traverse City is the only center offering Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments in northwest Michigan.

Chronic wounds affect some 5.7 million patients and cost the nation an estimated $20 billion each year. Patients with diabetes are especially vulnerable to these kinds of wounds. Every year, five percent of patients with diabetes develop foot ulcers, and 10 - 30 percent of those with foot ulcers eventually require amputation.