hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical therapy using 100% oxygen, administered at greater than normal atmospheric pressure, for the treatment of specific disease conditions. At McDonagh Medical Center, we have a state-of-the-art Sechrist monoplace chamber. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an important treatment we have offered at McDonagh Medical Center since 1982.

It is a technique where a patient is placed in a sealed monoplace chamber which is pressurized, with the pressure increased to a level that is up to or slightly beyond twice the normal atmospheric pressure. This pressure drives oxygen into the liquid part of the blood called the plasma, which is oxygen poor. We can deliver oxygen to once unreached tissues and save them from dying while we are waiting for the circulation to be restored.