Specialty Care

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Ascension offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, an advanced medical treatment that can help safely boost your body's natural healing process.

About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an innovative, effective approach to healing. As you relax inside a transparent, oxygen-rich chamber for a few hours, increased amounts of pure oxygen fill your lungs and enter your blood stream. The oxygen-enriched blood targets problem areas for faster, more efficient healing.

This advanced therapy treatment enhances rehabilitation for a variety of injuries, infections and conditions such as burns, skin grafts, decompression illness and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Ascension's hyperbaric oxygen therapy program usually requires 20 to 30 sessions. Chamber interiors are comfortable and designed so you can listen to music, watch movies, or nap. Before your first treatment, a specially trained nurse will teach you a few simple techniques to avoid potential ear discomfort due to the pressurized environment. Your nurse remains by your side for the full duration of each session, and a two-way intercom allows you to talk with each other at any time.