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MDHyperbaric utilizes the FDA-approved Fortius 420, the largest chamber on the market (91in. long 42in. diameter). Patients simply breathe normally to deliver 100% oxygen to the body while relaxing, sleeping, or reading. A typical session lasts around 80 minutes.
HBOT is performed under medical supervision. Although there are minor risks, like all medical treatments, HBOT is extremely safe. The risks will be discussed with you before you sign your consent form for therapy.
The most common side effect is barotrauma to the ears and sinuses caused by the change in pressure. To minimize this risk, patients learn techniques to clear their ears during compression. Occasionally some patients may experience changes in their vision during their treatment period. These changes are usually minor and temporary. A rare side effect is oxygen toxicity, which is caused by administering too much oxygen. At MDHyperbaric, we follow treatment protocols to avoid any such issues.
Only clean, cotton clothing is allowed in the chamber. No cosmetics, perfumes, hair preparations, deodorants, wigs, or jewelry are allowed in the chamber. Patients should give up all tobacco and nicotine products, as they interfere with the body’s ability to transport oxygen.
- If you have any cold or flu symptoms, fever, sinus or nasal congestion, or chest congestion
- If there is a possibility that you may be pregnant
- If there has been a change in any of your medications
- If you are diabetic and did not take your insulin prior to treatment
- If you have any concerns or anxiety regarding the chamber
Patients are accepted either by self referral or by physician referral. Patients are evaluated by our staff and treated based on their specific conditions.