How do you know when I need hyperbaric oxygen?

Our aim is to provide you with the best medical attention available. We work with your referring physician and carry out a battery of tests to evaluate why your wound is not healing. This may include:

  • A review of your medical notes and focused physical examination to identify any underlying conditions that might delay healing
  • Non-invasive Vascular Studies to develop a physiological picture of things such as blood-flow to the wound and surrounding area
  • A wound culture to identify the presence of infection and other factors that can delay healing
  • We may take an X-ray to ensure you have no chest condition that requires special attention

Based on our findings we will develop a treatment program tailored to meet your needs. Our approach is to treat the whole person so we may also refer you for Nutritional Counseling and, if appropriate, link you with a support group. There is only one objective - resolve your wound as quickly as possible.

Will I only receive hyperbaric oxygen?

This entirely depends on your overall clinical condition. Our aim is to resolve your wound-care problem(s) and we will cooperate with other specialties in order to develop the treatment program we believe will work best for you. By taking this collaborative approach we can make sure you get access to the best and most effective treatment available.

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