Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy is a noninvasive treatment used to help wounds heal more quickly. It promotes wound healing by increasing circulation and oxygen at the wound site. It also helps to fight infection, particularly when it involves bone. Patients with hard to heal wounds usually require at least 20 treatments at the Wound Center at DCH Regional Medical Center.
During each visit, the patient rests in a comfortable, glass-enclosed chamber and breathes 100 percent oxygen. To make visits more comfortable, patients may watch television, listen to music or talk with their family throughout the procedure.