Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Sharp's Hyperbaric Medicine Center, located at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy for all of San Diego County.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a medical treatment in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure in a hyperbaric chamber. When oxygen is breathed while under pressure, more of it can be dissolved into the bloodstream. The body can use this extra oxygen to stimulate wound healing, fight certain infections and enhance some intravenous antibiotics. Patients normally need a series of 20 to 30 treatments, with each treatment lasting 2 hours.
Why choose us?
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used in conjunction with standard medical and surgical care
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat certain diabetic wounds, radiation injuries after cancer treatments, decompression illness ("the bends"), some types of infection and other conditions
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is completely painless; patients can spend the treatment reading, resting or talking with other patients
Meet the team
The Center's hyperbaric-trained team of physicians, nurses and technicians can fully support critically ill or injured patients.
For more information
To learn more about Sharp's hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, call the Hyperbaric Medicine Center at 619-740-4160 or read our frequently asked questions about hyperbaric medicine.
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