Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine

 

The Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine at Hallmark Health
Located at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital
585 Lebanon St., Melrose
(781) 979-3500

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBOT) use pure oxygen to enhance the body's natural ability to heal. It encompasses 100% oxygen under two to three times greater pressure than atmospheric pressure. This increased pressure causes a 10 to 15 fold increase in plasma oxygen concentration with a resultant increase in tissue oxygenation. This cannot be duplicated with topical O2 treatment. It is extremely safe and effective when administered by qualified professionals.

HBOT is gaining support. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued to view hyperbaric medicine as cost-effective in limb salvage and has recently increased the covered indications for HBOT.

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