Conditions Treated

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HyOx Medical Treatment Center administers hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other medical and rehabilitation services to patients with conditions listed below, guided by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the field’s standard and protocol-setting organization.

 

Chronic Ischemias
Conditions having a long duration or frequent recurrence rate which cause a decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part by the constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.

Delayed Radiation Tissue Injuries
Conditions resulting from radiation therapy affecting normal, non-cancerous cells including blood vessel, muscle and nerve cells. Much of the oxygen content in the radiated tissue is lost making it difficult for the wounds to heal.

Infections

Acute Ischemias
Conditions having a rapid onset followed by a short and severe course which cause a decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part by the constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels.

Additional Uses

The UHMS approved conditions list is relied upon by Medicare, Medicaid and other major health plans in establishing medical review policies for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

If you are a healthcare professional and would like a detailed list of conditions covered and treated specific to your medical specialty, please call 678-303-3200 to request a specialty paper.

HyOx will consult with surgeons to make sure hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used properly and surgical interventions are timed appropriately. This is critical to a successful clinical outcome.

Potentially Therapeutic “Off-Label” Uses

In many instances, patients with conditions not on the “approved” list have been reported to benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

It’s likely new conditions will be added to the list of approved indications as additional research studies are completed. Until then, the use of hyperbaric oxygen for an indication not on the approved list must be considered an “off-label” use of the therapy.

HyOx and its medical staff adhere to guidelines established by the UHMS Ethics Task Force concerning the potentially therapeutic, off-label use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Contraindications

The following conditions and medications may not be compatible with hyperbaric treatments: