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Hyperbaric Oxygen Center

In conjunction with our Wound Healing Institute, our Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center offers comprehensive hyperbaric care.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) can activate the body’s ability to repair itself, dramatically improving wound conditions where the healing process has stalled. This improves the benefits of certain antibiotics, activates white blood cells to fight infection and promotes the healing process in chronic wounds. HBO is a form of medical treatment that occurs inside of a hyperbaric chamber. The chamber is pressurized with 100% oxygen and pressurized to up to 2 and ½ times atmospheric pressure, the equivalent of diving to a depth of 49 ½ feet in the ocean.

We commonly treat the following conditions:

  • Radiation damage to soft tissue or bone (Radionecrosis)
  • Compromised skin grafts and surgical incisions
  • Chronic bone infections (Osteomyelitis)
  • Diabetic foot wounds

Is HBO right for you? Referring a patient?
Call (603) 740-2832 for more information.

For Healthcare Providers: Hyperbaric Oxygen Indication Links

 For Patients: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does insurance cover my hyperbaric treatment?
  2. How long are hyperbaric treatments?
  3. What can I do during my treatment?
  4. Where is the hyperbaric oxygen treatment center?
  5. I do not have a car or do not drive, how can I get to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital?

Does insurance cover my hyperbaric treatment?

HBO is a covered benefit with most insurance plans. You should obtain a referral from your physician if your insurance plan requires. You may inquire about financial assistance if needed.

How long are hyperbaric treatments?

Each treatment takes approximately 90 minutes. You are generally treated once a day, 5 days per week, for a total of 30 to 60 treatments depending on the medical condition and response to therapy. You are always in direct communication and under constant visual supervision of our staff.

What can I do during my treatment?

The body of our hyperbaric chamber is made of clear acrylic so you can comfortably view your favorite TV show or movie (DVD). You can also listen to books on CD to help pass the time of their treatment or you can even take a nap.

Where is the hyperbaric oxygen treatment center?

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Center is located in Wentworth-Douglass Hospital on the 3rdfloor. Use elevators 1 & 2 and follow the signs for Hyperbaric Oxygen Center.

I do not have a car or do not drive, how can I get to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital?

HBO is ADA accessible and can accommodate wheelchairs, stretchers and motorized scooters. We also offer a Care-Van service for those needing assistance with transportation to appointments at the hospital.

 

Staff:

HBO Medical Director: Robert Oram, MD

Nurse Manager: Heather Wilson-Labbe, RN, CWOCN

 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Center Medical Staff:

  • Robert Oram, MD
  • H. Jack Myers, MD
  • Peter Hedberg, MD
  • Stephanie Estrada, APRN

Hyperbaric Technicians:

  • June Bernard-Kriegl, RN, CWS
  • Lynda Murray, RN, BSN, CWS
  • Bill Staples, CHT, EMT

All of our staff are hyperbarically trained and certified.

 

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