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Hyperbaric MedicineHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Sarasota Memorial offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy for various conditions. This therapy involves breathing 100 percent oxygen at a pressure greater than the surrounding atmosphere, which can accelerate healing by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, tissue and bone cells. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Diabetic non-healing ulcer
  • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning complicated by cyanide poisoning
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic Ischemia’s Decompression sickness
  • Arterial insufficiencies, such as:
    • Central retinal artery occlusion
    • Severe anemia
    • Intracranial abscess
    • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
    • Compromised grafts and flaps
    • Acute thermal burn injury
    • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Under the medical direction of Peter Graper, MD, board certified in cardiac/thoracic surgery and undersea & hyperbaric medicine, the Hyperbaric Medicine Department located on Sarasota Memorial’s main campus has two climate-controlled hyperbaric chambers. Please note that the department is open Monday through Friday, and is not an emergency center. For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 941-917-1866.