Hyperbaric medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment that uses 100 percent oxygen administered in a pressurized chamber. This treatment provides several benefits to patients and is used to increase oxygen in hypoxic tissues, stimulate new blood vessel growth, decrease inflammation, fight infection and recruit new stem cells to promote healing of wounded tissues. Under the direction of our hyperbaric trained physicians, Spectrum Health offers three monoplace chambers, 24/7 service, and handles scheduled and emergent patient care needs.


  • Phone: 616.391.5272
  • Fax: 616.391.9010
  • Great Lakes Health Connect
  • 24 hour emergent referrals inside Spectrum Health: Perfect Serve
  • 24 hour emergent referrals outside Spectrum Health: 888.936.0005

Referral diagnosis / indications

Emergent indications - refer immediately

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Necrotizing fasciitis and gas gangrene
  • Decompression injury and arterial gas embolism
  • Central retinal artery occlusion
  • Acute peripheral ischemia
  • Compromised flaps and grafts
  • Severe anemia

Other indications - refer in a timely manner

  • Delayed radiation injury—Six months after radiation and greater than 6,000 cGy of radiation
  • Wagner Grade 3 or higher, including those with recent surgery for Wagner Grade 3 or higher
  • Chronic osteomyelitis—Continued evidence of osteomyelitis despite four to six weeks of antibiotics or debridement
  • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss—Within 14 days of onset and greater than 40 dB of hearing loss


Wound healing and hyperbaric medicine - room A730

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