Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Support your body’s natural healing abilities with hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) at Spectrum Health in West Michigan.

What is HBOT?

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.

Benefits of HBOT

HBOT allows your lungs to take in more oxygen. This extra oxygen helps your body: 

  • Decrease inflammation 
  • Fight infection 
  • Heal wounds 
  • Improve blood flow

Hyperbaric Medicine Specialists

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.

Accredited Facilities

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.

Why Do I Need HBOT?

Your doctor may recommend HBOT as part of your care plan if you experience: 

  • Anemia · Arterial gas embolism (air bubbles in your blood vessels) 
  • Bone or skin infections 
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning 
  • Crush injury 
  • Decompression sickness 
  • Gangrene 
  • Radiation injury 
  • Skin graft or flap surgery 
  • Sudden deafness 
  • Sudden vision loss 
  • Wounds on your legs or feet, such as diabetic foot ulcers

What to Expect

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.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

The number of HBOT treatments you need depends on your specific condition. Work with your doctor to create a care plan for you.