What is HBOT?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a clinical treatment where the patient breathes 100% oxygen intermittently while enclosed in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at a pressure greater than one atmosphere.
HBOT has been proven effective for many medical conditions, and as a result the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society, one of the premier research institutes, has approved it to treat the following indications:
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Complicated by Cyanide Poisoning
- Clostridal Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
- Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, and other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
- Decompression Sickness
- Enhancement of Healing in Selected Problem Wounds
- Severe Anemia
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
- Compromised Skin Grafts & Flaps
In addition, Medicare coverage determinations will reimburse in the U.S. for the following conditions :
- Patient has type I or type II diabetes and has a lower extremity wound that is due to diabetes;
- Patient has a wound classified as Wagner grade III or higher; and
- Patient has failed an adequate course of standard wound therapy.
- Acute Thermal Burn Injury