Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Therapy to promote healing
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to enhance healing of wounds, particularly those that are difficult-to-heal or infected. During treatment, a patient lies in a special pressurized chamber of pure oxygen and breathes normally, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. Dallas Regional Medical Center’s doctors may use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat conditions such as:
- Air or gas embolisms
- Bone infections
- Crush injuries and other traumatic injuries that compromise blood supply to tissues
- Decompression sickness
- Poisoning from carbon monoxide or cyanide
- Pressure sores
- Radiation treatment injuries or thermal burns
- Refractory osteomyelitis
- Skin grafts
- Wounds that have not healed with other therapies, such as diabetic foot ulcers
Your doctor can determine whether this therapy is right for you.
Medical coverage at the Dallas Regional Medical Center Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center is provided by our Medical Directors, Shannon Payseur, M.D. and Carlton K. Clarke, M.D., and by Carlton K. Clarke, II, M.D. Dr. Payseur also speaks Spanish. Se habla español para que todos nuestros pacientes sientan bienvenidos.
Patients may be referred to the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center by their physician, or may call the center directly at (214) 660-2580 or fax at (214) 660-2585 to schedule an appointment. The Center participates in many commercial insurance plans, HMOs and PPOs.