Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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Overview

About the department

Located on the 3rd floor, the centre for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provides consultation expertise to optimize healing outcomes. Wound care specialists at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital use the most up-to-date scientific advancements in treating problem wounds that results in the best possible patient healing outcomes.

Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital  provides comprehensive services dedicated to the provision of wound care and hyperbaric medicine. 

Conditions

List of common conditions for Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy are

  • Non healing wounds after 3 months of conservative treatment – diabetic, arterial, venous, decubitus and others.
  • Radiation tissue damage and delayed radiation injury
  • Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Crash injury, compartment syndrome mixed flora cellulitis
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps, retinal vein thrombosis, trigeminal neuralgia
  • Acute Thermal, chemical, electrical burns
  • Gangrene, including gas gangrene and other clostridial myonecrosis
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Exceptional blood loss and severe anemia
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation, cyanide poisoning, Organo-phosphorus, carbon tetrachloride, barbiturates, sedative poisoning.
  • Avascular necrosis of the femoral head – Type I and Type II
  • Decompression sickness
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Closed head injury – Concussion, Cerebral Oedema
  • Hypoxic disorders, Meniere’s disease, Malignant Otitis Media
  • Peripheral circulatory insufficiency
  • Prior to aortic or coronary artery surgery
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Non – union of fractures
  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Toxic encephalopathy

Treatment Options

There are many components to healing a wound. The center provides comprehensive treatment modalities that include some of the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with advanced clinical practices such as:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

There is hope for even the most difficult wounds using hyperbaric oxygen therapy which is a painless and non invasive treatment. It 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. We 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 favourite movie or program on TV.

The hospital today also has the very latest equipment as TcPO2 to measure the tissue oxygenation. This machine evaluates the oxygen saturation in the tissue. High oxygen concentration provides tissue healing.

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.

Growth Factor Applications

Several different engineered growth factors can be applied to a wound along with the advanced dressings to promote healing and reduce infection.

Bio - Engineered Cell Therapy (Apligraf)

Bio - engineered skin grafts offer the most advanced and quickest path to heal problem wounds. This treatment is the latest in technology reducing heal times up to 50% as compared to standard treatments.

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, reduce injury and speed recovery. Patient participation is vital for the healing process.

About Hyper Baric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

 

What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a treatment in which you breathe 100 percent oxygen while enclosed in a clear, specialized chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure. While breathing pure oxygen, your blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissues. The ultimate result is that the body's natural wound-healing mechanisms, which are oxygen dependent, are able to function more efficiently. While undergoing treatment, you can sit up, watch television, listen to the radio, or take a nap.

How does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?

100% oxygen under increased pressure saturates bodily fluids and tissue with 10 to 20 times more oxygen. Extra dissolved oxygen enters blood plasma promoting angiogenesis (formation of new capillaries) into wounded areas treating anemia (blood deficiency) and ischemia (blockages and lack of blood). This hyper-oxygenation, additionally, inhibits the growth of anaerobic and aerobic organisms enhancing the body's disease-fighting leukocytes (white blood cells).

Is hyperbaric oxygen safe?

Yes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is administered under the supervision of specialized physicians and expert technicians adhering to established industry standards ensuring patient safety.

What are the possible complications or side effects associated with the hyperbaric oxygen treatments?

Patients may experience a pressure sensation in the ears or sinuses similar to the pressure felt underwater. Using simple pressure relieving techniques can generally equalize the pressure sensation. Additional helpful interventions are available to relieve patients experiencing sinus and ear pressure.

How many hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments are needed?

The hyperbaric physician determines the number of treatments needed. A patient's diagnosis and their individual response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy are a few of the factors taken into consideration.

HBOT and Diabetic foot management

About 20 % of patients with Diabetes Mellitus are admitted in the hospital with foot problems. Diabetic foot management requires quick and aggressive medical and surgical care. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an adjunct to medical and surgical care. Many Diabetes Mellitus patients even in presence of normal blood flow have areas of low blood flow like the feet and ankle region because of which wounds fail to heal. This can be detected with Transcutaneous Oxygen monitor. Reduced oxygen concentration in tissues increases the risk of infection and rapid spread of infection. Hyperbaric oxygen increases the Oxygen tension which resists the spread of infection. The need for oxygen persists till wound heels. These patients benefit with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Thus Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetes Mellitus patients increase tissue oxygen levels thereby helping in wound healing, formation of blood vessels and killing bacteria.

Location: 3rd floor, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Department (HBOT) 

Days & Timings: Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm.

For Appointment Contact

Clinic Coordinator: Mr Abhijeet Tambe - 022 25763500 / 7045859813

 

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