Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Routine Patients for HBOTOnce referred to the Hyperbaric Unit, each individual is clinically assessed by a doctor who will decide upon an appropriate hyperbaric treatment regime. The patient normally attends the Hyperbaric Unit for 20 – 40 treatments, (one or two sessions per day) depending upon the severity of the condition. Each chamber session lasts 90 minutes at depth.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The protocol of 20 sessions of hyper-baric oxygen therapy (HBOT) prior to surgery and 10 sessions post-op (20/10 protocol) is the most commonly used for surgery in complex radiation tissue damage. A different, more direct protocol is used in more serious diagnoses where frank soft tissue and/or osteoradionecrosis are present.