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The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

Elliot at River's Edge
185 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

Phone: 603-663-3630
Fax: 603-663-3669

Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Services at The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an advanced therapy in which a patient breathes 100% oxygen while inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT increases the concentration of oxygen in the bloodstream which promotes new tissue and blood vessel growth. A high level of oxygen in the blood also helps to fight a variety of infections.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Diabetic Wounds of the Lower Extremities
  • Air or Gas Embolism
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
  • Crush Injury, Compartment Syndrome, and Other Acute Traumatic Ischemias
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Arterial Insufficiencies
  • Severe Anemia
  • Intracranial Abscess
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
  • Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
  • Compromised Grafts and Flaps
  • Acute Thermal Burn Injury
  • Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

What to expect

-You will be asked to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled hyperbaric treatment time. You will change into cotton scrubs for the treatment. Before and after each treatment your vital signs will be taken and patients with diabetes will have their blood sugar checked. The hyperbaric nurse will also listen to your lungs and examine the inside of your ears.

-You are able to lie comfortably when in the chamber and since the acrylic is clear you are able to see your surroundings and watch television. The chamber is also equipped with a DVD player. You are able to bring juice and water into the chamber with you.

-The treatment is not painful. When the treatment begins you may feel pressure in your ears, similar to the pressure you get when flying in a plane or driving through the mountains. The specially trained and certified hyperbaric nurses will remain in the chamber room at all times and can instruct you on methods to clear your ears.

-Once at the prescribed treatment depth you will remain there for approximately 90 minutes, the total treatment time in the chamber varies from 1.5-2 hours. Treatments are daily, Monday through Friday. The number of treatments depends on your condition and your response to therapy. Most patients receive between 30-40 treatments.

To find out if you may benefit from Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatments please contact the wound center to schedule a consult with one of our Hyperbaric Providers.

For more information or to schedule an appointment,
please call 603-663-3630