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Hyperbaric Medicine

Healient Treatments and Procedures

Learn more about wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy in Kansas City.

Our physicians have been treating wounds for over 20 years and are very knowledgeable on the latest groundbreaking treatments.

They are board certified in Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. Whether it’s a specialized wound dressing, medication, or hyperbaric oxygen therapy, rest assured they know what is best for you. Their office has two hyperbaric oxygen chambers to help treat patients when necessary.

hyperbaric oxygen therapy and the conditions we treat

Here’s a look at Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) and the conditions we treat.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society defines hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) as an intervention in which an individual breathes near 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than sea level pressure (1.4 atmosphere absolute, or ATA). For clinical purposes, the pressure must equal or exceed 1.4 ATA while breathing near 100% oxygen.

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Provides:

Hyperbaric oxygen provides enhanced healing in certain conditions because of multiple mechanisms of action to include:

 

  1.  Increased oxygen delivery
  2. Reduction of gas bubble size
  3. Antagonism of carbon monoxide
  4. Improved wound healing

Conditions We Treat With Hyperbaric Oxygen

  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Crush injury, Compartment Syndrome and other acute traumatic ischemia
  • Decompression sickness (“The Bends”)
  • Acute arterial insufficiency
  • Severe anemia related to blood loss
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Wagner 3 diabetic foot ulcers
  • Chronic refractory osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Acute thermal burn injury
  • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

How We Treat

Here’s a look at how we treat our patients in Kansas City.

Doctor tending to patient in procedure room

Our Healient wound care team is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive wound care. There are two hyperbaric oxygen chambers at our clinic.