Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is an important part of the wound care we offer at Largo Medical Center. During HBOT, a patient will breathe in pure oxygen at a pressure of up to three times that of normal air pressure. This enables a patient’s body to receive more oxygen than would ordinarily be possible in a short timespan, which can be critical in effective treatment of many serious injuries and conditions. HBOT has proven successful in treating a number of issues, ranging from infections to air embolisms to decompression sickness. It has also been used to treat tissue damaged by radiation therapy or by complications from diabetes.
To learn more about the wound care provided at Largo Medical Center, contact us today at (727) 470-6826. We offer a 24-hour emergency room, a certified primary stroke center, robotic surgery, and other medical services to the Largo community. You can find out more about the services we provide by visiting our website.