‘October, 2021’ Archive
How We Keep You Safe at Advanced Hyperbaric INC
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, you, the patient, are our number one priority. That means our facility has high safety and sanitation standards. We make sure that our center, staff, and equipment all meet and exceed health and safety standards followed by all Major Hyperbaric Units in Hospitals.
Everything must work together in order for you to experience the best possible results with HBOT. This includes safety inspections, and disinfection procedures. Staff undergo daily health screenings, and N95 or greater face masks must be worn at all times inside. A third party inspector is involved to review all safety systems.
The building itself is up to date with earthquake and NFPA fire safety codes. Staff members make daily, weekly and monthly inspections of the facility and equipment. Our staff is trained in cleaning and disinfecting the hyperbaric chambers according to CDC, CAL OSHA and hospital standards. We use CDC approved agents, UVC light sterilization, HEPA Air scrubbers with UVC filtration, ionic filtration and anti microbial ducting.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC hires wonderful individuals that are highly trained in Hyperbaric Medicine by board certified institutions. Our Medical Director is a physician with more than a decade of experience in Hyperbaric Medicine, to apply the best practices possible. The technicians working the HBOT chambers are EMT or Paramedic Certified Hyperbaric Technicians to assist with struggling patients.
The chambers we use are steel and acrylic chambers able to go to the depth and pressure necessary for Nationally Proven protocols. There is copper piping for the oxygen that is silver soldered, and many HBOT centers do not do this. There is a 5-point safety manifold system that regulates pressure for each chamber. We are an HBOT facility that cares about our patients, we regularly do safety drills and emergency evacuations for facility and community preparedness.
All patients must come to our facility with a NEGATIVE COVID test regardless of vaccinations. As for our patients, masks are required and so are temperature checks. A staff member will ask daily screening questions to see whether you have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19, or experience symptoms before you even come into our facility. Next, vitals are taken before the patient is given their own 100% cotton scrubs to change into.
Once in the chamber the patient is able to communicate to staff members the whole time during their HBOT treatment. For your safety daily symptom ratings are taken and communicated to our Medical Director. Your information is safe with us too! Patient information is strictly confidential at our facility and is only communicated through a HIPAA Compliant EHR system. Schedule a consultation with one of our staff members so you can get started on your HBOT therapy. We look forward to speaking with you!
Breast Cancer Recovery with HBOT
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women in the US will get a breast cancer diagnosis, and the risk increases in women over 40. Almost everyone knows someone who suffers from breast cancer. Some people develop breast cancer via genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors can include obesity, and drinking alcohol. Regular self exams and mammograms are essential for every woman to detect breast cancer at an early stage. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy or HBOT helps patients with breast cancer in so many ways. Some cancer patients can experience post radiation effects with radiotherapy treatments, and HBOT from 100% medical grade hyperbaric chambers will be able to treat the radiated tissue after late effects of radiation therapy (LERT). Tissue damage can occur even years after the patient’s cancer treatment. This is when HBOT can be extremely beneficial to the patient, by supplying the oxygen needed to the cells in order to heal.
HBOT can shorten the inflammatory process, thereby treating non-healing wounds. It increases oxygenation to white blood cells to promote vasoconstriction. It speeds up the rate of healing in cells. This helps the cells strengthen collagen, supporting wound healing. It is thought that late radiation tissue injury (LRTI) is caused by fibro-atophic processes in the cells. HBOT increases the white blood cells to that area of the body, and according to journals.plos.org, all patients in the trial reported decrease in pain after the trial. It was observed that HBOT works most efficiently as soon as radiotherapy is complete or an LRTI is noticed.
HBOT helps lower pain in post radiation and surgical sites, and reduces swelling. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the white blood cells needed to stimulate the immune response after cancer treatment. Margaret went to Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC after radiotherapy for breast cancer. She said, “Following my Radiation for a Lumpectomy from Breast Cancer, I suffered a very heavy radiation burn with much swelling. My whole breast and 1/2 of my chest was very, very hot, dark red, burgundy and almost purple…The scar was raised and painful…Finally I started treatment at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery…The huge thick scar itself flattened out and became non-existent. Last week my Mammogram Radiology Tech asked me, “You did have surgery, right?!” Because she could NOT find the scar! She was amazed at my healing! I have my energy back and I am so thankful – it was worth it! The staff at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery on scale from 1-10 is a 10+++! They are caring, informative, and empathetic and really helped me through the process. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for true medical grade Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.”
Many complications can arise from traditional cancer treatment, and HBOT is a painless, noninvasive and relaxing option for many people. Contact us if you have any questions or if you or someone you love has breast cancer, and they need to know the benefits of HBOT.
Our Goal Is Your Safety
Here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, your safety is our priority when you visit our facility. We are a by appointment clinic, and will remain 10 feet of distance between staff at all times. Everyone is health screened daily, and we are vigilant when it comes to hand washing and sanitizing equipment. Our front doors remain locked. Staff is well trained in current Covid-19 procedures. Our facility does not treat patients with Covid-19, for the safety of staff and other patients.
When a patient enters our facility, they will be required to wear a mask. The patient is required to take their temperature, and sanitize hands upon entering. While the patient is still in their car they will call in and a staff member will ask health screening questions to see if the patient has been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 or has symptoms themselves. Once in the building, the air ventilation system is equipped with virus killing air scrubbers and air ventilation. Items a patient may bring to our facility is limited at this time. At this point, one patient is admitted at a time. The hyperbaric chambers are cleaned before and after each patient.
Once you make an appointment with us, your HBOT experience will continue to be enjoyable and relaxing as we can make it during these times. HBOT is a wonderful way to heal post surgery and post radiation, so we are taking the right steps to ensure your safety. You will be given a white bag upon arrival to put in items such as your bag, clothing and shoes. Patients will be given 100% cotton scrubs to wear during their visit. When leaving, patients will apply hand sanitizer again.
These trying times are unheard of for most of us. Our health is a public concern, and here at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we want you to be able to make the right decision about HBOT and how it impacts your own health. That is why we are here, to provide a service that is little discussed as a viable healing option for many conditions that are listed on our website, at this section https://hyperbaricoxygentherapy.com/conditions/approved.
Taking care of our own health and family’s health is essential to preventing more outbreaks of Covid-19. Exercise, eat right, and drinking plenty of water are pivotal in maintaining good health. The medical community is realizing what the benefits of 100% medical grade hyperbaric chambers can do. These are exciting times for patients as HBOT is accepted by most insurance companies, as more and more doctors are recommending their patients receive HBOT after their conventional medicine therapies. Please call our facility, or contact us online to make a telemedicine video appointment with one of our knowledgeable staff members so we can discuss your HBOT treatment.
Exciting Research for Ovarian Cancer Patients and HBOT
Ovarian cancer patients need to know about HBOT! According to the CDC, ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer. It is vital for patients to begin treatment as soon as possible, so knowing the symptoms is crucial. A few of these symptoms include abdominal swelling, quickly feeling full, weight loss, fatigue and back pain. Women need to check with their doctor regularly and discuss any potential symptoms. Once diagnosed, any and all options must be considered, including oxygen therapy from Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC.
People think that cancer cells thrive on oxygen, and therefore oxygen therapy would not benefit the patient. But, low oxygen in cells may be a cause for cancer growth. “Low oxygen levels in a cell interrupt the activity of oxidative phosphorylation, a term for the highly efficient way that cells normally use to convert food to energy,” according to sciencedaily.com. Hypoxia, which is low oxygen levels, is present in many cancer cells, including ovarian cancers. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is covered by most insurance, but it is not considered a cancer treatment; HBOT can work in conjunction with most cancer treatments and benefit a large number of people with post radiation effects.
Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC wants people to understand what HBOT can do for ovarian cancer patients. If you or a loved one suffers from post radiation cystitis, vaginitis, and proctitis with hematuria, HBOT can significantly heal these issues. We will work with your medical team as part of your recovery process, giving your cells 100% oxygen which they need. HBOT is a relaxing experience, and many patients experience faster recovery using the 100% medical grade chambers at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC.
The most recent research indicates that patients responded favorably to HBOT and with little to no side effects. Some of these side effects include eye and ear problems, but they resolve themselves soon after treatment is ended.
Glenda Sales, a patient at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, took the time to investigate with her doctors what HBOT could do. “…I did my own research but I did bring it to my doctors and they were all in agreement that what I needed was a hard chamber in order to facilitate enough pressure and oxygen to reach my areas that needed to be treated. Do your research and get affiliated with somebody like Advance Hyperbaric Recovery because they have the highest chambers that are available right now on the market and because they are solid they can put you at a pressure and a type of oxygen that will penetrate this is very important because this is where the actual healing happens.” She wanted to get back to her life, and HBOT made recovery possible. Toward the end of her treatments, she was able to sit and walk comfortably! Glenda was able to live a full life after the complications from radiation. Once you see how affective HBOT can be, see if it will work for you and your symptoms. Call or email us today and we can schedule a consultation.