NorCal Hyperbaric is a consortium of physicians and other health care professionals who coordinate their efforts to enhance wound healing and limb salvage.
Our business principle determines that we utilize the same equipment as the high-tech medical centers, but we focus on the non-acute routine wound cases which require hyperbaric medical care, leaving the more critical cases for the hospital facilities.
Utilizing state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we successfully heal wounds to prevent the loss of toes and legs. As a healthcare team we work to improve oxygen flow and therefore enable the tissue to heal itself.
NorCal Hyperbaric costs about 80% less than the same treatment at hospitals or medical centers.
Traditionally all hyperbaric oxygen treatments were confined to hospitals and large medical centers. This was certainly reasonable, as most of the 15 medical indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) require hospitalization, such as air-gas embolism, necrotizing fasciitis, acute arterial ischemia, and several others.
However, there are several conditions that are related to wound care that do not require hospital assistance, and these are the cases we treat.
What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Normally oxygen is almost exclusively carried by red blood cells. During HBO therapy, there is a substantial increase in the amount of oxygen carried in all body fluids, including areas where tissue has been damaged. Increasing tissue oxygen levels produces several important long-term therapeutic benefits, including enhanced growth of new blood vessels, increased ability of white blood cells to destroy bacteria and heal wounds, as well as enhanced metabolic activity of previously marginally functioning cells.
More about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the wonderments of modern medicine. It utilizes almost magically the element of oxygen with its array of properties of energizing molecules: fibroblasts to produce the wound healing protein of collagen; leukocytes to produce reactive oxygen species to stop infections; B cells and T helper cells to reduce autoimmunity; and neurons to promote neuroplasticity in brain injured tissue.