Hyperbaric Oxygen Center Treats Patients throughout LA County
H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
Patients with very serious wounds and injuries may be treated with hyperbaric
oxygen therapy. This is an advanced form of wound care that stimulates
healing by exposing patients to pure oxygen under increased air pressure.
Oxygen is a powerful weapon that can treat difficult infections and increase
blood circulation. While in a pressurized chamber and breathing in 100%
oxygen, the body is able to receive an increased dosage of oxygen. The
tissues within the body are then flooded with oxygen which acts as a medication
to treat the affected area.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat a variety of serious medical
- Chronic diabetic wounds (stage III or higher)
- Compromised skin grafts or flaps
- Bone infections that do not respond to antibiotics
- Bone or soft-tissue problems due to the late effects of radiation therapy
- Crush injuries
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
What to Expect Inside the Chamber
During hyperbaric treatment, you are placed in a computer-controlled pressure
chamber. Just by breathing normally, your body will absorb 100% oxygen
that will course throughout the body. A technician will adjust the pressure
in the room in order to better circulate oxygen.
There is enough space in the room for patients to lie comfortably. You
do not need to do anything except breathe during the treatment and can
even listen to music or watch TV.
Methodist Hospital's State-of-the-Art High-Pressure Oxygen Chamber
Our hyperbaric oxygen chamber is located in the Wound Healing Center. This
cutting-edge treatment was made possible thanks to the generous efforts
of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. Thanks to this department,
we have managed to make massive progress in treatment for patients dealing
with diabetic wounds, bone infection, radiation side effects, and other
If you feel you might be a candidate, please make an appointment at 626-462-2655
so that you can receive your individualized consultation. A physician
referral may not be necessary depending on your insurance.