Traditional HBOT Treatments

NexGen Hyperbaric clinics are fully equipped and our medical staff is fully qualified to provide treatment for all FDA approved conditions. Traditional HBOT treatments are generally focused on chronic wounds, acute infections, and conditions where the problem area is not getting enough oxygen to heal with standard treatment modalities.


Approved Conditions

These are conditions that have completed the necessary clinical trials demonstrating the proven success rates necessary to be a condition approved for HBOT therapy. Approved conditions are generally covered by insurance.

Conditions FDA approved for HBOT therapy are:

  • Acute traumatic ischemias (crush injury, blast injuries, compartment syndrome)
  • Anemia (due to acute blood loss)
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Clostridal myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Diabetically derived illnesses (foot ulcers, retinopathy, nephropathy)
  • Decompression sickness
  • Gas embolism (often from diving)
  • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  • Intracranial abscess (acute brain infection from trauma or disease)
  • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria)
  • Osteoradionecrosis / myoradionecrosis (radiation injury to soft tissue and bone)
  • Radiation injury (delayed soft tissue and bone necrosis)
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Retinal artery occlusion
  • Skin grafts and flaps (compromised post operatively)
  • Thermal burns

Advanced Treatment Options

NexGen Hyperbaric is proud to offer advanced access to cutting edge treatments currently showing tremendous promise in clinical studies. See the Cutting Edge HBOT Treatments page to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Several medical conditions are indications for HBOT. These conditions include chronic wounds, acute infections, and conditions where the problem area is not well-oxygenated. For example, people with chronic lung diseases often have problems with wound healing because the oxygen levels in their blood are too low. HBOT can help to increase the oxygen levels in these patients’ blood and promote wound healing. Additionally, people with carbon monoxide poisoning or crush injuries can benefit from HBOT therapy.

The FDA approves the use of HBOT therapy for illnesses such as:

  • Decompression sickness
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Gas gangrene
  • Crush injuries
  • Gas embolism
  • Brain abscess
  • Burns
  • Cyanide
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Sudden deafness
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Delayed radiation injury
  • Diabetically derived illnesses
  • Severe anemia
  • Osteomyelitis

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is an FDA-approved treatment for some conditions, while some are still on trial. The FDA has approved HBOT for some different medical conditions. You can find a list of those conditions here: FDA- Approved Conditions For HBOT Treatment.

There are an unlimited number of HBOT treatments. However, insurance companies usually only cover a certain number of treatments. Only FDA-approved conditions are covered by insurance. You can choose more session treatments, but you may have to pay for them out-of-pocket.

There are a few different things that insurance companies may consider when deciding whether or not to cover HBOT treatments. Generally speaking, insurance companies will consider whether the condition HBOT is being used is regarded as an “approved use” by the FDA.

Second, it depends on the type of HBOT therapy received. Some treatments are considered more experimental or investigational than others, and all insurance companies may not cover such.

Finally, it also depends on the patient’s health plan and coverage.

It is not advisable to undergo HBOT therapy when you have the flu or a cold. High levels of oxygen can make your symptoms worse. It is best to wait until you fully recover before beginning the treatment.

Yes, you can communicate with the HBOT chamber operator. The chamber operator controls the chamber’s environment and monitors the patient’s condition. They can answer any questions you have about your treatment or the operation of the hyperbaric chamber.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that uses pure oxygen to help heal injured tissues and organs. HBOT can treat various conditions, including air or gas embolism, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, diabetic wounds, skin grafts and flaps, non-healing fractures, and radiation injuries.

If you’re interested in learning more about HBOT or finding a provider in your area, NexGen Hyperbaric is a great resource. Our team of professionals can teach you about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and the conditions it may be able to help you with.

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The information provided by The Center For Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine LLC & NexGen Hyperbaric LLC does not constitute a medical recommendation. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only, and no claims, either real or implied are being made. Please consult with our physicians or your own physician for a detailed medical evaluation of your own personal and specific health needs and recommendations.
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