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At HyOx Medical Treatment Center, you will experience a strong alliance of patient care as we work to accelerate healing in your patients.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help heal chronic wounds, decrease the risk of complications prior to and following certain surgeries, and speed the recovery of soft tissues and bones affected by radiation therapy.

The following list of approved and covered conditions for hyperbaric oxygen therapy was released by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society (UHMS), the field’s standard and protocol-setting organization in its Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee Report.

The UHMS approved conditions list is relied upon by Medicare, Medicaid and other third party payers 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.

Potentially Therapeutic “Off-Label” Uses

In many instances, patients with conditions that do not appear on the UHMS approved list have been reported to benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy. These “off-label” uses include Alzheimer’s Disease, cerebral palsy, Lymes Disease, sports injuries, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. As additional research studies are completed, more conditions likely will be added. Until then, an indication not on the approved list must be considered an “off-label” use of the therapy.

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

Contraindications

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