Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Sanford Bemidji now offers you the latest in healing technology. The wound care specialists at the Sanford Bemidji Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center use state-of the-art technology and training to deliver comprehensive, compassionate care to those with non-healing wounds.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a non-invasive, painless course of treatment for a variety of illnesses and conditions. During treatment, you breathe pure oxygen at a pressure of two to three times higher than the external atmosphere. The pressure increases oxygen saturation in your blood and surrounding tissues up to 1,000 percent. Increased oxygen delivery to tissue stimulates the release of growth factors and stem cells, which promote your healing and fight infection.
We use the sophisticated Sechrist Monoplace 4100 Hyperbaric Chamber, the largest single-person hyperbaric chamber on the market. Our team of highly skilled physicians, nurses and technicians remain in constant contact with you throughout the treatment session via the chamber intercom. The roomy interior allows you to rest comfortably in a reclined position, while breathing normally. You can listen to music, watch television or movies, or nap during treatment. Treatment sessions typically last approximately two hours, but length can vary depending on your specific medical condition.