Hyperbaric Medicine Center
The UC San Diego Hyperbaric Medicine Center treats patients in accordance with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society guidelines for the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). In addition, we offer a full range of comprehensive wound care services.
What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a form of medical treatment that grew from the experience gained by treating deep-sea divers with the “bends.” The therapy’s purpose is to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, you breathe 100 percent oxygen. At the same time, the pressure surrounding your body is slowly increased to two to three times normal atmospheric pressure.
Learn how hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be able to help you.
UC San Diego Hyperbaric Medicine Specialists
The staff of the hyperbaric unit has received extensive training in hyperbaric procedures.
One chamber nurse and one nurse or chamber tender will be with you at all times during your treatment.
Hyperbaric Medicine specialists direct in the hyperbaric unit. These physicians are all board certified or board eligible in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine.
The UC San Diego Hyperbaric Medicine specialists will work with your attending physician in planning your HBOT.
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