Treatment and Services

Loma Linda University’s Comprehensive Hyperbaric Medicine Program, proud to provide more than 35 years of service for the critical and non-critical patients. Our certified HBO physicians and certified hyperbaric technologist assist in providing an environment which promotes the best possible outcomes for conditions such as non-healing wounds, burns, radiation induced tissue damage, serious infections and carbon monoxide poisoning.  The benefit of HBO therapy results from an oxygen enriched bloodstream, not from direct contact of oxygen with the wound.   

Based on your need, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can provide one or more of these benefits:

  • Advanced wound healing
  • Increased oxygen delivery to injured tissue
  • Preservation of damaged tissue
  • Greater blood vessel formation
  • Improved infection control
  • Elimination and reduced effects of toxic substances

Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Currently, the FDA approves hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of the following conditions:

  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Clostridial myositis and myconecrosis (Gas gangrene)
  • Decompression sickness
  • Arterial insufficiencies 
    • Central retinal artery occlusion
    • Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
  • Severe anemia
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Acute thermal burn injury
  • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

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Wondering if you or your patient can benefit from HBO, feel free to contact us at:

Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group