Oxygen therapy gives you extra oxygen to breathe in. HBOT is a special type of oxygen therapy. During HBOT, you breathe 100% oxygen while relaxing in a pressurized chamber.
HBOT allows your lungs to take in more oxygen. This extra oxygen helps your body:
The Spectrum Health team includes physicians who are board-certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. That means they’re experts in using oxygen that’s under high pressure to treat disease.
The Hyperbaric Medicine Program at Spectrum Health is accredited with distinction by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). So, you know we meet high standards of care and patient safety.
Your doctor may recommend HBOT as part of your care plan if you experience:
Most treatment sessions last about two hours.
When you arrive, we’ll ask you to change into scrubs (a loose cotton V-neck shirt and drawstring pants) that we provide.
During treatment, you’ll lie on a stretcher in a pressurized chamber. You may watch TV or take a nap during your session. For your safety, no personal electronics or papers (including books) are allowed in the chamber. You may drink water during treatment; we’ll provide a water bottle.
The number of HBOT treatments you need depends on your specific condition. Work with your doctor to create a care plan for you.