For What Conditions is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Used?

The Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at MemorialCare, Long Beach Medical Center treats the conditions that are approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Medicare (CMS) and most third party health insurance companies:

* Non-healing diabetic leg and foot wounds and other selected problem wounds

* Delayed radiation injury to soft tissues (soft tissue radiation necrosis)

* Radiation Cystitis, Radiation Proctitis

* Delayed radiation injury to bone (Osteoradionecrosis)

* Compromised skin grafts or flaps

* Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation

* Chronic bone infections (Chronic refractory osteomyelitis)

* Crush injuries, compartment syndromes, and other acute traumatic injuries

* The “Bends” (Decompression sickness)

* Necrotizing soft tissue infections

* Gas Gangrene  (Clostridial myonecrosis)

* Serious burn injuries

* Intracranial abscesses

* Air or gas embolisms

* Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Additional indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be discussed with your doctor and the Hyperbaric Medicine Team. Hyperbaric oxygen  therapy is usually used as an adjunct to additional care the patient is receiving. Additional treatments may also include antibiotic therapy, nutritional support, and surgical procedures, if indicated.  Our Hyperbaric Medicine Team will work closely with your physician(s) to coordinate any additional care needed.

Contact the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at MemorialCare, Long Beach Medical Center for more information.


MemorialCare, Long Beach Medical Center
Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90806

Telephone: (562) 933-6960

 Fax: (562) 933-6060