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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy( HBOT)


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy( HBOT) is the administration of 100% oxygen while the patient is in a pressurized environment. The combination of pressure and oxygen increases the number  of oxygen molecules that are dissolved in the blood plasma (liquid part of your blood) which then is delivered to the tissues (typically 10 to 15 times the usual amount). This stimulates the process of regenerating (growing) new, healthy tissue.  Some benefits are: enhancement of white blood cells, enhancement of antibiotic activity, and vasoconstriction (reduces edema).

It is a painless  procedure that can have dramatic results in certain diseases.  For example, when a wound does not heal due to insufficient blood supply, HBOT can increase blood vessel growth which starts healing. Hyperbarics originated from the iron lung and also from decompression illnesses associated with diving.  We now use HBOT for various condition including adjunctive care with wound healing

 

What is a Hyperbaric Chamber?

 

A hyperbaric chamber is a large, acrylic-hulled cylinder that can be compressed to greater than normal atmospheric pressure. Patients are treated at 1.5 & 2.0 ATA (Atmospheric Absolute) which is the equivalent of 33 feet of sea water, if you were to go diving.

 

How Does it Feel?


The first ten minutes of the treatment will be a little noisy, and warm. During this time is when you will have to clear your ears. The techniques used to equalize your ears are as follows: Valsalva (pinching your nose closed and blowing out with mouth closed), swallowing, moving your jaw side to side, and yawning. The temperature will then adjust to about 28 degrees throughout the rest of treatment. The remainder  of the treatment should be a time to relax, sleep, or catch up on movies.

Patients of all ages generally tolerate the treatments very well. You may feel fatigued and experience some popping, and crackling in your ears during and after your treatment. Please notify us if it continues for a longer period of time

 

How Should I Prepare For My Treatments?

 

Following a consultation with a Hyperbaric physician, you will then be given a prescription for appropriate pre-testing (if needed).

 

The following items are PROHIBITED while in the chamber: hair oils and sprays, perfumes, deodorant, make-up, lotions, nylons, synthetic material, jewelry, titanium metal, and essentially all alcohol-based products. Please DO NOT drink any carbonated beverages an hour before treatment and ingestion of alcohol is PROHIBITED at all times. Upon arrival for your treatment, you will be asked to change into our 100% cotton gowns, and all valuables should be left at home. Due to the 100% oxygen environment inside the chamber, unapproved Items of any kind is NOT ALLOWED in side of the chamber.

 

Preparation for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

 

Welcome to IHS Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Upon referral to the Innovative Wound Center, you will meet with our staff for a consultation and receive a thorough diagnostic examination and medical history to identify the type of wound that you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. We will then customize a program specifically designed for your needs using the most effective treatment options available. Once this plan of care is established, you will visit the center on a regular basis for treatments and evaluation of your healing progress. You will also receive education on protecting and caring for your wound between visits to reduce injury and speed recovery.

 

HBOT is a non-invasive, painless therapy that requires no anesthesia. You are advised to reach the center at least 15 minutes before your appointment. You will be given clean cotton clothes to change into. Please do not wear any perfume, nail polish or hair oil and leave all your jewelry and valuables outside. Please do not carry your cell phone or any paper into the chamber. All items that can give a spark, such as matches, lighter are not allowed inside the chamber. Please leave wigs, hair extensions and Titanium spectacle frames outside.

Patient's blood pressure, pulse, temperature and sugar levels are measured before and after each session of HBOT.

 

What Will My Treatment Schedule Be Like?

 

Depending on the nature of your illness and progress, patients with wound healing problems typically require 20 to 40 treatments. Treatments are scheduled every day, Monday thru Saturday. Our hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. It is very important that you try NOT to miss any treatments during the week  because it is the consecutive amount of oxygen in your tissues that will promote your wound healing process. Once given a time for your treatments, that time will not change, so please schedule  other appointments around your HBO schedule. If unable to make your appointment, please call the center Please leave a message if unable to speak with a staff member. Remember, if you are on transport, you also need to notify them.

 

In the HBOT Chamber

 

Once inside the chamber, you just need to lie back, watch your favorite TV channel and breathe normally. As the pressure rises in the first 10 minutes, the attending doctor will instruct you how to carry out maneuvers to equalize pressure of the air trapped in the middle ear with the increasing pressure of the 100% oxygen in the chamber. Once the desired pressure is reached, all that you need to do is relax and inform the doctor if there is any discomfort or pain.

 


Innovative Healing Systems manages Innovative Wound Centers at several hospitals and convenient locations worldwide. Our compassionate wound care specialists use the most up-to-date scientific advancements in treating problem wounds that results in the best possible patient healing outcomes.

During the course of treatment, you will remain under the care of your regular physician. We will coordinate services with your doctor to make certain that all required steps are taken to maintain a continuity of care.

The Innovative Wound Center coordinates your care with specialists such as:

  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Infectious Disease Specialists
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Endocrinologists
  • Pain Management Physicians
  • Neurosurgeons


Access to this quality team of specialists and your primary care physician or referring physician ensures that you are receiving organized and coordinated care with rapid healing of your wound as the main goal.

CONDITIONS


If you or your loved one is experiencing a wound or sore that is not healing normally, then you need the help of our advanced wound care team. Examples of these persistent wounds and other conditions are:

Primary Indications

  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Infected Wounds / Bites / Lacerations
  • Arterial Ulcers
  • Burn Wounds
  • Cellulitis
  • Failed Grafts / Flaps
  • Malignant Wounds
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Soft Tissue Necrosis
  • Non-healing Surgical Wounds
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Radiation Treatment Wounds
  • Crush Injuries

 


Secondary Indications

  • Autism
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myocarditis
  • Bronchial asthma and asthmatic bronchitis
  • lschemic cerebrovascular disease
  • Migraine
  • Bell's palsy
  • Peripheral nerve injuries and neuropathies
  • Mountain sickness
  • Brain trauma
  • Brain tumor, post-operative
  • Cerebrovascular disease, post-operative
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Reimplantation of severed limb, post-operative
  • Myelitis
  • Bone fractures and non-union of fracture
  • Aseptic osteonecrosis
  • Chronic skin ulcer
  • Congenital heart disease surgery
  • Coronary artery bypass operation
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Chilblain
  • Burns
  • Cosmetic surgery, post-operative
  • Post skin grafting
  • Sudden deafness
  • Acoustic deafness
  • Vertigo
  • Retinal venous thrombosis
  • Central serous retinopathy
  • Retinal concussion
  • Optic atrophy
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Viral encephalitis
  • Infectious hepatitis
  • Chronic hepatic insufficiency
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Radiation injury
  • Pharmaceutical and chemical intoxications
  • Pityriasis rosea
  • Shingles
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Periodontal disease
  • Recurrent aphthous ulcer
  • Cancer (combined with radiotherapy and chemotherapy)
  • Pneumonia in children
  • Neonatal asphyxia
  • Fetal distress
  • Cerebral palsy in children


Investigative indications

  • Meningitis
  • Arrhythmia
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Glaucoma
  • Manganese poisoning
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Radiation-induced vasculitis
  • Cervical spondylopathy
  • Mycosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Senile dementia
  • Pyocephalus
  • Progressive niyodystrophy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • Childbirth in women with heart disease
  • Habitual abortion


The staff specialists examines each situation individually and works with the patient and their doctor to make sure that the treatment plan best suits the patient's needs. Please contact us for the nearest Innovative Wound Center to help treat the wound and improve your quality of life.

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TREATMENTS


Let the healing begin!

Using the latest "state of the science" advancements, Innovative Healing Systems India managed Innovative Wound Centers heal chronic and problem wounds. We have highly skilled physicians, nurses, and technologists dedicated to the specialized field of wound healing. We provide a comprehensive approach offering individualized treatments with the latest procedures and equipment:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

There is hope for even the most difficult wounds using hyperbaric oxygen therapy which is a painless and noninvasive treatment that delivers the natural healing qualities of 100% oxygen under pressure. The additional oxygen provided by the therapy helps the body fight infection and promotes formation of healthy tissue. Innovative Wound Centers provide the latest equipment where advanced computers regulate pressurization giving the most comfortable and caring treatment possible. A skilled physician and hyperbaric technologist supervise and monitor the entire therapy while the patient relaxes and enjoys watching their favorite movie or program on TV.

Advanced Dressing Application

Our wound care specialists are highly skilled in wound debridement and applying the latest available technologically advanced dressings. Throughout the treatments our staff ensures that the treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible.

Negative Pressure Therapy

Negative pressure therapy reduces the risk of infection at the wound site by promoting the drainage of fluid associated with a wound. Recent advances have reduced the size of these devices making them easily portable 24 hours a day improving patient mobility during treatment.

Non-invasive Arterial Surveys

The arterial ultrasound machine uses sound waves at a frequency that is higher than humans are able to hear to produce images on a monitor for the purpose of evaluating the arterial blood flow to the arms and legs.

Edema Management

Our wound care specialists are highly competent in providing adequate and appropriate edema care to reduce swelling, accelerate healing and improve mobility.

Compression Therapy

Compression therapy devices are specially designed to support your veins and increase circulation in your legs. Throughout the day the compression they provide prevents blood from pooling in leg veins.

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional experts examine potential dietary concerns which may be an underlying cause to the formation of certain wounds. Following their expert advice will maintain healthy tissue supporting the activities that you enjoy most.

Wound Management Education

Patients receive extensive education on how to protect and care for their healing wounds between visits to reduce injury and speed recovery. Your participation is a vital component of the healing process.

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