Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Swedish Medical Center
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is used to treat wounds and diseases that are typically resistant to treatment, or otherwise nearly impossible to treat. This treatment uses oxygen hypersaturation, a process in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen while at 2.0 ATM of pressure. This allows oxygen to move into blood plasma and increases blood oxygen levels by 20-times. This process:
- aids tissue that has been affected by poor circulation
- helps new blood vessels to grow
- enhances white blood cell's ability to kill bacteria
- improves the body's ability to heal
This treatment saves many patients from amputation and offers hope to patients who have not responded to traditional therapies.