In about 80% of cases, significant healing is seen. Not every patient will respond well to treatments. If no improvement is seen within 15 to 20 treatments, or “dives,” the chance of success is lessened.
After 20 to 30 treatments, when there is a good response, hyperbaric therapy may be stopped. Your body has been given the “kick-start” it needed to help you finish healing on your own. For radiation and osteomyelitis, 30 to 40 treatments may be required.
Each dive takes approximately 2½ hours total. This can involve a good portion of your time, but it’s very important that you have all your treatments. Treatments are scheduled Monday through Friday.
Throughout your treatment, it’s important that you stay in contact with your primary care physician. Our physicians are fully licensed, but their specialty is in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. For problems not related to your wound care, your physician must remain your constant source of care. Our physicians will keep your primary physician updated on our progress with your care.