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Offering a multi-person hyperbaric chamber that serves all of San Diego County.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure in a hyperbaric chamber. When pressurized oxygen is breathed, more of it can be dissolved into the bloodstream, allowing the body to stimulate wound healing, fight certain infections and enhance some intravenous antibiotics. Hyperbaric oxygen chambers are operated by specialized and highly trained individuals who monitor the patient and adjust levels according to tolerance and sensitivity.
Since opening in 1989, Sharp Grossmont Hospital's 8-foot-diameter hyperbaric chamber has treated thousands of patients.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used in conjunction with standard medical and surgical care. It can treat certain diabetic wounds, radiation injuries after cancer treatments, decompression illness ("the bends"), some types of infection and other conditions. Treatment is completely painless; patients can spend the treatment reading, resting or talking with other patients.
For additional information, read our frequently asked questions about Hyperbaric Medicine.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
5555 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
To learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, please call the program directly at 619-740-4164 or send us an email.
For more information on hyperbarics at Sharp, visit wound care and hyperbarics.
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