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.

September is the time to acknowledge men suffering with prostate cancer. Cancer of the prostate occurs when cells begin to form in the prostate gland. It is a type of cancer where it can spread throughout the body as well, and it occurs mostly in men ages 65 or over. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to manage radiation induced proctitis and cystitis. Patients who get diagnosed with prostate cancer will undergo radiotherapy of the pelvic area. Complications can arise after treatment. This is where hyperbaric oxygen therapy comes in play, and the staff at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC is available to answer any questions you may have.

5-15% of patients after radiation therapy may have complications such as cystitis. Cystitis includes symptoms such as hematuria, incontinence, and increased urinary frequency. Evidence is growing for pure oxygen therapy from medical grade pressure chambers for men with prostate cancer. Every 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and it is imperative that men know the treatments available in the medical community. HBOT improves the negative effects from cancer treatment and decreases the likelihood of mortality.

Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC has staff that is highly trained at working with patients who have suffered from radiation effects from their cancer treatment. Oxygen therapy is even approved by the FDA and can be paid for by insurance! Damaged cells need oxygen to replicate, and breathing 100% pure oxygen reduces pain, and heals the damaged tissue even around the affected site. “HBOT has gained great clinical recognition over the decade,” according to www.urotoday.com. More patients need to know about this wonderful healing method post surgery. HBOT has been tested to decrease the growth rate of cancer cells, and “increase sensitivity to anti-cancer agents” according to www.ncbi.gov.

There have been studies on HBOT and cancer to see what would happen to a cancer cell when exposed to 100% oxygen, like in the pressure chambers of Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC. Not only does hyperbaric therapy have no effect on increasing the cancer cells, it is being discovered that HBOT can deliver oxygen safely not only to the cancer, but to the entire body. Radiation therapy and surgical cancer treatments take care of the cancer, but that leaves the body with scar tissue that needs to be healed. HBOT takes care of the complications from treatment in a safe manner with little to no side effects.

Oxygen therapy from medical grade chambers is the only way this can be done. Cheaper oxygen therapy chambers will not be as effective as 100% oxygen. There are different chambers for different applications of oxygen therapy. Choose the correct one for your condition. Speak to your medical team to see if your treatments should include HBOT with 100% oxygen! Contact the team at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC and we will work with your doctors in order to speed up your recovery, and keep you in remission from your cancer. We are honored to offer this treatment and be part of your health journey.





Heal Yourself, Heal the World

September 24, 2021

Recovery is part of the journey to good health, and it is imperative that people look at health differently. At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC, we believe that taking care of yourself, healing yourself back to optimum health, helps heal the world. Mark Nepo said, “When we heal ourselves, we heal the world.” When we are at our best, we can participate in our communities and live life to the fullest. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps heal many conditions approved by the FDA such as non-healing wounds, exceptional blood anemia, and carbon monoxide poisoning. This month of September we will be focusing on how hyperbaric therapy can benefit you and your loved ones. 

Hyperbaric therapy helps to heal the wound from the inside out, as the patient breathes 100% Medical Grade oxygen from the  hyperbaric chamber under slight pressure. HBOT reduces swelling from the wound, and heals the surrounding tissue. Injuries need oxygen to heal, and with a medical grade chamber, hyperbaric therapy is essential for healing many conditions. Depending on the issue, a patient will need several treatments. 

Staff at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC will be present at all times, monitoring the session. The staff is expertly trained in the medical oxygen chambers, to keep you safe and to give appropriate feedback for your sessions. Gina Kitania stated that “I had the great good fortune to encounter  Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery because I had orthopedic issues…ever since then, my recovery times from exertion or exercise are so much shorter.” She recommends her pre and post op patients to get hyperbaric recovery treatments. HBOT is a safe and effective way to get yourself back on your feet to complete recovery. 

The medical grade chambers heal wounds faster when the patient breathes 100% Medical Grade Oxygen, instead of any percentage less than that in nonmedical chambers. Many people use hyperbaric chambers, such as scuba divers, fire fighters, athletes, CEO’s and celebrities . People who need to recover from surgery can do so by reducing swelling and pain, giving oxygen to the whole body, which will help the surgery site recover. 

Hyperbaric therapy is sometimes the last piece in the puzzle for a person with chronic conditions to begin a life of healing. When a person heals from old wounds, a lingering infection, or detoxes from a toxic exposure, physically, they can move forward in life. WIthout chronic pain, a person can live life to the fullest and then help those around them better than ever before. 

There are numerous benefits to hyperbaric oxygen therapy, including collagen production to help skin conditions. HBOT can help with cell repair,  and skin cell damage. Hyperbaric therapy has been called “the fountain of youth” with good reason. Oxygen can benefit stem cells by doubling your stem cell production with one hyperbaric session and increasing your stem cell production 8-FOLD with 20 consecutive sessions.  This action is also motivating the bone marrow to stimulate the osteoclasts and osteoblasts in the bone to heal fractures more completely and grow new bone stronger. 

At Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery INC we encourage patients to ask questions on what we can do for them. You can send us an email or give a phone call and a knowledgeable staff member will help you begin your journey. Making the commitment to hyperbaric therapy is committing to improving your quality of life. And remember, when you heal yourself, you also heal the world.


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a treatment that helps heal wounds and boosts the body’s immune system through pure oxygen. Specifically, patients in hyperbaric oxygen chambers breathe oxygen in air pressure levels 1.5 to 3 times higher than usual. This increases the amount of oxygen in the blood, which carries oxygen-rich plasma to wounded tissue.

Medical professionals have used HBOT for decades to treat decompression sickness from deep-sea scuba diving and carbon monoxide poisoning. Now, clinical trials show that HBOT might benefit long-haul COVID-19 patients, halting the progression of the virus and related pneumonia, rejuvenating hypoxic organs, and accelerating the body’s natural healing process.


What Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Do?

First used in the early 20th century, HBOT has proven an effective treatment for ill scuba divers, people such as firefighters and miners suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, and patients who need specialized wound care. Medicare, Medicaid, and many insurance companies generally cover HBOT for numerous conditions, including:

  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Gas gangrene (where gas collects in tissues)
  • Traumatic or acute inadequate arterial blood flow
  • Osteomyelitis (infection in a bone)
  • Air or gas embolism (air or gas trapped in a blood vessel)
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection (also called flesh-eating disease)
  • Tough-to-heal diabetic wounds


What Happens During HBOT?

During HBOT, you just need to breathe. Patients enter a hyperbaric chamber in which they can sit, lie, or relax comfortably and take deep breaths of pure oxygen for up to two hours. The blood carries extra oxygen throughout the body, infusing injured tissues so they can heal.

People who use these types of chambers report feeling pressure in their ears, similar to flying on an airplane or climbing in high altitudes, but swallowing or chewing gum removes the pressure. Other side effects are mild, including claustrophobia, lightheadedness, headaches, and fatigue.


How Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help Long-Haul COVID-19 Patients?

During the pandemic, hospitals in China and the United States have used HBOT to treat dozens of critically ill COVID-19 patients with pneumonia, severe breathlessness, and multiple high-risk factors including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. After a short cycle of HBOT, patients consistently have made swift and full recoveries.

The World Health Organization has officially recognized and classified HBOT as a drug-free, non-invasive treatment for COVID-19. HBOT is FDA-approved for a variety of tissue ailments and respiratory disorders associated with COVID-19.

Although, as an outpatient facility, we at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, do not treat currently infected COVID-19 patients, we have successfully treated long-haul patients—those who now test negative for COVID-19 but still have debilitating symptoms. Many have returned to work in high-profile and demanding positions.


Learn More About HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery

Only a healthcare provider should prescribe HBOT. Anyone interested in HBOT at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery must have a written prescription and protocol written by a California licensed physician. Each person must meet with our medical director before starting this treatment to rule out any contraindications.

For more information, please call us at (415) 785-8652.


Do You Have Cardiac Ischemia or Reperfusion Injury?


Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischemia-Reperfusion IRI is a risk following vascular or cardiovascular reperfusion procedures and post compartment syndrome fasciotomies. The severity depends on a combination of degree and duration of the occlusion and extent and type of tissue involved by the affected watershed area of capillary or arteriolar distribution.(1)
The following events occur with IRI:

  • Tissue injury with tissue hypoxia and/or death from this initial ischemic insult occurs.
  • Interrupted blood flow.
  • Direct traumatic tissue injuries.
  • Pressure induced injuries.
  • Cold injuries or burns.
  • Embolic, thrombotic, or localized inflammatory occlusion insults.
  • Once circulation is restored, a secondary* recurrent ischemic effect may occur within the following 4 to 8 hours.
  • Cell death can continue for up to 3 days.
  • The release of endothelial chemotactic substances initiated by the original injury or insult creates an intravascular inflammatory response.

*This inflammatory response is at least partially responsible for further vascular occlusion of downstream tissues from edema. It is worsened by additional release from the second round of reactive oxygen species generated by the freshly oxygenated blood in an affected region that is depleted of protective free radical scavengers responding to the initial insult.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, if initiated early, has been found to ameliorate the damaging effects of reperfusion by:

  • Early modulation of inflammation. (2)
  • Maintenance of metabolic function in downstream tissues.(2)
  • Reintroduction of oxidation scavengers.(3)


HBOT has potential clinical applications to treat ischemic pathologies.(4) The rationale and effects for using HBOT for reperfusion injury is demonstrated in a 1998 paper in the American Urological Journal , and in another study done by Departments of Internal Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Pathology, Nephrology, and Pediatrics, The Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training Hospital; Kadikoy in Istanbul, Turkey, demonstrated HBO showing marked improvement in tissue lesions’ healing

While HBOT has been studied after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in conjunction with stenting/angioplasty and/or alteplase (tPA) administration, Eugene R. Worth, MD, M.Ed., FABA, ABPM/UHM, a board-certified anesthesiologist specialized in cardiac and vascular anesthesia, shares in this extensive article why he, as a doctor states the following:
“If I were scheduled to have an angioplasty/stenting or a CABG procedure, I would DEFINITELY approach the hyperbaric physician and cardiologist about having a standard wound healing HBOT treatment.

HBOT treatments:

  • Reduces risk of death.
  • Preserves more myocardial tissue.
  • Reduces intensive care unit (ICU) stay.
  • Reduces overall blood loss.
  • Preserves ejection fraction.
  • Reduces restenosis rates.
  • Promotes the VEGF-induced enhancement of antioxidant; endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). (5)

With the genomic production of many antioxidants and scavengers during HBOT, these catalysts affect mitogenic and anti-apoptotic actions to preserve the integrity of endothelium, thereby improving blood supply to ischemic tissues.

Hyperbaric oxygen reduces Ischemia-Reperfusion effects by interrupting leukocyte adhesion on the vascular walls, thereby diminishing inflammatory effects while inducing free radical scavengers to block further damage to the tissue as well as promotes the VEGF-induced enhancement of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). All the while, hyperbaric oxygen supports metabolic function through high concentration oxygen diffusion.

For First Time, Data Demonstrates Promise of Regenerative Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Protocols to Improve Cardiac Function in Healthy Aging Heart Population. (6)

Drs. co-authored this research done at The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Assaf Harofe Medical; one of the largest Hyperbaric centers worldwide.

“As we age, a decrease in mitochondrial function occurs throughout the body, impacting the functionality of organs, including the heart,” said Shai Efrati, MD, Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Shamir Medical Center, and study co-author. “For the first time in humans, using our HBOT protocol, we have demonstrated the possibility of heart functionality improvement in healthy, aging people. The results of this study are in accordance with other studies demonstrating that HBOT can improve mitochondrial function.” (7)

Hyperbaric Oxygen, Vasculogenic Stem Cells, and Wound Healing

Authors; Katina M. Fosen and Stephen R. Thom offer this HBOT research because hyperoxia has effects of a number of cell signaling events that converge to influence cell recruitment/chemotaxis and gene regulation/ protein synthesis responses which mediate wound healing. As shown in above research, this research reiterates the following:

  • Stem cells proliferation.
  • HBOT can induce angiogenesis in different body organs.
  • Wound- healing events related to elevated synthesis of nitric oxide.
  • Nitric oxide plays a central role in synthesizing VEGF (45), cytokines, and growth factors
  • Gene regulation/protein synthesis. The interruption of blood flow associated with acute injuries rapidly causes wound hypoxia, which contributes to stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIF).

As seen in the table above, beneficial HBOT starts a cascade of genomic events where Nitric Acid (NO) increases and anti inflammatory growth factors are released to synthesize and produce more and more growth factors. All of these genetic changes alter the bodies ability to fight AND decrease inflammation as well as decrease the pro-inflammatory precursors. (8)
THIS IS SO COOL!!
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
has a list of approved indications for HBO therapy. (9)
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
1118 Irwin St. San Rafael, CA 94901
415-785-8652

Advanced Hyperbaric Medical Director, Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
and Family Practice

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Gynecological Cancers
Gynecological cancers are the most common cancers affecting women today.

  • Cervical
  • Uterine
  • Ovarian
  • Vulva

Did you know According to the American Cancer Society, there were an estimated 110,070 new cases diagnosed and approximately 32,120 deaths from gynecologic cancers in the U.S. in 2018.(1)

The cervix, and all it’s superior structures, are sterile.
This ultimately protects the uterine cavity and the upper genital tract by preventing bacterial invasion. This environment is maintained by the frequent shedding of the endometrium, thick cervical mucus and a narrow external os.(2)
The cervix is a hollow cylinder that connects the lower part of a woman’s uterus to her vagina.
Most cevical cancers begin in cells on the surface of the cervix placing a woman’s pelvic anatomy at risk.


Treating Post Radiation of Cervical Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Many gynecologic cancers, (especially cervical, vaginal and vulvar), are treated with external-beam radiation therapy, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
The Journal of Urology further reports in a study by;
R. Mathews, N. Rajan, N. Josefson and others, Pelvic Radiation can lead to tissue hypoxia and poor healing. (3)

Strategies for managing pain and other clinical symptoms of post radiation have limited efficacy, however, HBOT may be an effective option for many pelvic patients.

According to Science Direct “a leading platform of peer reviewed literature” in Urology, Volume 65, Issue 4, clinical data reports positive responses when patients are treated with HBOT where there is tissue hypoxia and poor healing from radiation.
These positive rates range from 76% to 100%.
Additional reporting of a group after eleven years documents 74% of patients had no recurrence of symptoms.

This document also tells us that early (within 6 months) use of HBOT, post pelvic radiation has a greater therapeutic response rate to relieve symptoms of late radiation tissue injury (LRTI) and organ injury. (4)

In this extensive article written by authors; P. Craighead, M.A. Shea, J. Nation MD. Esmail, et al, they discuss pelvic radiation in women, the doses of radiation and the areas that can result in long term complications. The mechanics of LRTI are only partially understood. One major theory suggests that radiation causes progressive small blood vessel-stunting resulting in cellular hypoxia and damage which inhibits the ability of the irradiated tissue to repair itself, resulting in non-healing ulcers.
Their/this study showed positive therapeutic effects with HBOT for LRTI of the pelvis, and several other studies suggest that HBOT may be beneficial for improving quality of life in patients with radiation toxicity after treatment for pelvic malignancy.

  • HBOT increases Stem Cell Growth.(5)
  • HBOT significantly reduces swelling and improves blood supply. (6)
  • HBOT significantly reduces edema.(7)
  • HBOT significantly shortens the inflammatory process.
  • Neovascularization or angiogenesis; the growth of new blood vessels, are another very important aspect of HBOT. HBOT/Angiogenesis has several clinical applications for wound healing. (8)


In a 2008 study, authors, Clarke RE, Tenorio LM, Hussey JR, et al. from the Baromedical Research Foundation in Columbia, SC included long-term follow-up to evaluate the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen for pelvic radiation.In determining the effect of HBOT on radiation-induced soft tissue necrosis in patients who previously received treatment for a gynecologic malignancy, fourteen patients whose necrotic wounds failed to heal after 3 months of conservative therapy were enrolled in a prospective observational study. These women underwent 15 sessions of HBOT treatments.

All those with radiation necrosis of the vagina alone or in association with rectovaginal fistula had complete resolution of necrosis with hyperbaric oxygen. (9)

Furthermore, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology Division and Department of Radiotherapy in Jakarta Indonesia, a team of scientists; Sidik S, Hardjodisastro D, Setiabudy R, et al, evaluated quality of life resulting from HBOT after pelvic radiation. Their study concluded that HBOT decreased acute and late side effects, improving the quality of life of all their patients with pelvic radiation. (10)



Please watchGlenda share “getting her life back,” after vaginal cancer with HBOT.
HBOT is covered by most Insurance Carriers for Late Radiation Injury.
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society has a list of approved indications for HBO therapy, including nonhealing wounds, and late radiation injury. (11)
Please check with your insurance and consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
1118 Irwin St. San Rafael, CA 94901
415-785-8652

Advanced Hyperbaric Medical Director, Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
and Family Practice

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There are circumstances for various reasons that either a person must recover more quickly or that their recovery isn’t going as well as hoped.

  • Post op. cosmetic or other surgery is taking too long to heal and the esthetics of the patient is questioned by both the doctor and the patient.
  • A patient is compromised and wound healing is very slow (due to diabetes (1), an auto immune condition, an infection, increased stress, or from being a smoker).
  • For others, if there is a necrotic tissue or bone disease such as osteradionecrosis (ORN), there is danger of dead tissues preventing oxygen transfer and healing to the wound site. Because oxygen cannot cross this barrier, healing will not occur. (2)


Additionally, an event can occur when a patient is so swollen after surgery such as a compartment syndrome (3) or a reperfusion injury (4).

Often Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Help
Whether it’s a bacterial infection, a compartment syndrome injury or an ischemic event affecting any part of one’s body, HBOT will increase the oxygen gradient and blood flow to accelerate healing and functional recovery. Here’s How!

  • HBOT increases Stem Cell Growth.
  • HBOT significantly reduces swelling.
  • HBOT significantly reduces edema.
  • HBOT significantly shortens the inflammatory process.
  • Neovascularization or angiogenesis; the growth of new blood vessels are another very important aspect of HBOT. HBOT/Angiogenesis has several clinical applications for wound healing. (5)

Scientists from the Tokyo, Japan Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dental University, Hyperbaric Medical Center and Sports Medicine Clinic, have provided research for Hyperbaric oxygen reducing inflammation, oxygenating injured muscle, and regenerating skeletal muscle via macrophage and satellite cell (stem cell) activation. (6)

Another study in Japan shows the increase (or proliferation) of “Enhancement Satellite Cells” (stem cells) after HBO treatments which suggest increase or acceleration of healing and functional recovery after muscle injury. (7)
Additional science is available; (8).

In a hyperbaric oxygen environment, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

Your blood carries healing promoting oxygen, as a nutrient, throughout your body to help fight bacteria and stimulate the release of stem cells and of substances called growth factors. (9)

According to a Case Study by Stephen Thom, MD, Ph.D., et al. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, it is determined that exposure to hyperbaric oxygen would mobilize stem/progenitor cells from the bone marrow by a nitric oxide (-NO) dependent mechanism.
It was hypothesized that stem cells in the peripheral circulation of humans doubled in response to a single exposure of 2.0 atmospheres absolute (ATA) of oxygen for 2 hours.
Furthermore, over a course of 20 treatments, these same circulating cells mobilized and increased eightfold. (10)

Stem cells are crucial to injury repair and to healing.

Testimonies from two very grateful athletes/patients who have needed rapid healing are won over by the effects of HBOT.



Olympic Athlete, Dorina Vaccaroni, was told she must forfeit her “Race Across America” because, after a bicycle fall and tibial break, her doctors told her it would take 3 months to heal. She learned of HBOT for bone healing and in only 3 weeks!…voila!



Watch this video of our dear patient, Gina, a Medical Professional experiencing rapid healing with HBOT


We, the staff of Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery, thank you! for believing in the healing power of HBOT and for a remarkable year of growth during 2019.

A special note of thanks from our Program Director Janine Thill, EMT, CHT:
I have Gratitude beyond words for my team of dedicated healing women to work with. I am immensely grateful for HBOT and the proven science that works for most patients. If is a privilege to participate with YOU, our remarkable Medical Community; to receive YOUR trust as we take exceptional care of YOUR patients then return them back to you once they have completed HBOT.

Most importantly, I thank My Family and friends and Our patients who often become extensions of our Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery of Marin Family.
Please consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
415-785-8652

Advanced Hyperbaric Medical Director, Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
and Family Practice

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X-ray image of bladder, Showing cystitis

Many men and women suffer from post radiation treatment processes. Did you know that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can Help?
Radiation cystitis is a recognized complication of pelvic radiotherapy. Damage from radiation treatment can either be acute (less than six months post radiation therapy) or delayed (more than six months maybe developing many years after treatment). This complication can have varying levels of irritation and functional impairment to the bladder mucosa.(1)
The Advances of Urology Newsletter statesIncidence of radiation cystitis ranges from 23% to 80% and severe cases range from 5% to 8%.” (2)

Mild symptoms: (These symptoms can resolve over time).

  • Increased frequency and/or urgency to urinate, and possibly some dysuria.
  • Infection showing microscopic hematuria. (see photo of hematuria below)

Chronic and detrimental symptoms:
(Late complications of pelvic radiation commonly encountered by urologists).

  • Urinary incontinence.
  • Gross hematuria.
  • Progression of damage to the extent of fistula formation or necrotic bladder tissue.

Urology has treatment for both mild and chronic conditions which vary on the degree of symptoms.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Help!
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is an effective treatment for radiation-induced hemorrhagic cystitis. According to Science Direct “a leading platform of peer reviewed literature” in Urology, Volume 65, Issue 4, clinical data reports positive response rates ranging from 76% to 100%. With additional reporting of a group after eleven years where 74% of patients had no recurrence of symptoms. (3)

Seen here is Hematuria, or red blood cells in the urine.
HBOT, is a medical treatment prescribed by a physician (our Medical Director could consult with you to see if you are a good candidate for HBOT). During this consultation, our Medical Director will go over science backed protocol and contraindications.

HBOT is delivered in a special (medical grade hard metal) chamber where the patient will breathe in pure (medical grade 100%) oxygen in air pressure levels 1.5 to 3 times higher than average. The goal is to fill the blood with enough oxygen to repair tissues and restore normal body function.
In a hyperbaric oxygen environment, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.(4)



Overall, radiation cystitis can be detrimental to a patient’s wellbeing after already having gone through a great deal in regards to cancer treatment. Providers are becoming more aware of the drastic effects a dysfunctional bladder can have on overall quality of life.

Using HBOT, one clinical study in genitourinary medicine, observes early success “in the treatment of Fournier’s gangrene, radiation cystitis, and interstitial cystitis via the elimination of clinical symptoms such as pain.” (5)
The study further states; There are several beneficial properties of HBOT concomitant with elevated oxygen distribution in tissue including anti-inflammation, angiogenesis through vascular endothelial growth factor proliferation, augmented fibroblast activity through fibroblast growth factor proliferation, tissue and wound repair, enhancement of lymphocyte and macrophage activity, increased male testosterone secretion, and bactericidal activity.

3d microscopic rendering of Human cell or Embryonic stem cell

HBOT is very important to stem cell biology; A Penn Study shows that after a course of treatments, there is an 8-fold increase in stem cell proliferation (6), which is crucial to injury repair. (7)


Patient Obtains Relief from Post Radiation Cystitis Symptoms with HBOT



Post-Radiation Patient With Vaginal Cancer Who Couldn’t Sit, With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Is Now Back To Living Her Best Life

We have successfully been caring for North Bay Patients for 14 years and proudly announce our newly designed award winning facility. We are conveniently located 13 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge near beautiful San Francisco. We would love for you to come for a tour.

We charge a fraction of the cost, using the same style chambers as a hospital-based Hyperbaric unit.


If YOU or ANYONE you know, suffers from
Bladder Dysfunction following life saving medical treatments,

OR, whose quality of life may be greatly improved with HBOT, we may be able to help!

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society has a list of approved indications for HBO therapy, including nonhealing wounds, and late radiation injury. (8)
Please consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
415-785-8652

Advanced Hyperbaric Medical Director, Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
and Family Practice

Our 501c3 Charitable and Educational Non-Profit, saving life and limb, and alleviating suffering for the indigent and special needs friends in our own community.
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Sadly, the same cancer treatments that what will save a woman’s life may also have severe consequences for the rest of her life. From the analyzed cohort of 1945 women, 866 (45%) reported at least 1 toxicity that was severe/very severe, 9% reported unscheduled clinic visits for toxicity management, and 5% visited an emergency department or hospital. (1)

Three serious side effects of cancer treatment are:

  • Late Radiation Tissue Injury
  • Lymphedema
  • Post Chemotherapy Side Effect

LET ME SHOW YOU HOW HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
CAN BENEFIT EACH OF THESE SIDE EFFECTS.



Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for late radiation tissue injury (LRTI)
Most Insurance companies will pay for post radiation injuries. (2)

A radiation injury or burn is damage to the skin or other tissue as an effect of radiation. (3)
This injury can be acute occurring within a few weeks of radiation, or can be chronic, producing varying degrees of damage to the skin and its underlying parts after a variable latent period of several months to several decades.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used as a treatment modality to promote repair of radiation-induced vascular changes.

In a trial test, authored by P. Craighead, MBChB., M.A.Shea-Budgell, MSc., J. Nation, MD., R. Esmail, BSC MSC., A.W. Evans, MD., M. parliament, MD., T.K. Oliver, MD. and N.A. Hagen, MD., 140 patients suffering from LRTI received HBOT.
They showed that 4 years post HBOT, their tissue oxygenation was tested using transcutaneous oxygen to reveal near-normal O2 levels. This implies angiogenesis is essentially permanent. (4)

Another research article states, “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been suggested as a treatment for LRTI based upon the ability to improve the blood supply to these tissues. It is postulated that HBOT may result in both healing of tissues and the prevention of problems following surgery. (5)

HBOT is both pain free and without side effects.The mechanism by which HBOT is thought to treat and repair radiation tissue injury is that it promotes radiation-induced vascular changes. Because of this, preoperative HBOT can contribute to a higher rate of surgical success.

BAY AREA BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR
HEALS BETTER THAN ANTICIPATED– SHOCKS RADIOLOGIST

“Following my Radiation for Lumpectomy from Breast Cancer, I suffered a constant, unrelenting burning sensation, could not wear clothes and could not fall asleep due to pain. I would start a project and would have to lie down.

The scar was raised and painful. Most of the rest of my chest was numb and void of sensitivity. I started treatment at Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery. I could feel things changing: Things were finally cooling down and the sensations of nerve endings joining together began. The purple, burgundy, and red turned pink, then back to normal flesh tone.

I started getting feeling back in a good way, and the constant burning was gone. 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 is caring, informative, and empathetic and really helped me through the process. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for true medical grade Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.” -Margaret-


Breast-cancer related arm-lymphedema (BCRL) is one of the most severe side effects of breast cancer treatment. Read more about this lifetime risk.

There is a growing concern of post radiation induced lymphedema. Findings suggest that more than one in five women who survive breast cancer will develop arm lymphedema. (6)
Can Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Reduce Breast Cancer Treatment Related Lymphedema? A Pilot Study
This pilot study (7) authored by Jane Teas, Joan E. Cunningham, Lindsie Cone, Ken Jansen, Senthil K. Nitcheva, Dawen Xie, and William M. Butler was done with 10 healthy menopausal women between the ages of 58 and 62, suffering 9-18 years arm lymphedema. All 10 of these women were studied after breast cancer surgery and radiation. Seven of these women also had chemotherapy.
The results showed a reduction of 38% average hand lymphedema was observed at the end of HBO, independent of changes in body weight.

  • HBOT reduces swelling while flooding the tissues with oxygen. The higher pressure in the chamber increases the amount of oxygen in the blood. HBOT aims to break the cycle of swelling, oxygen starvation, and tissue death.
  • HBOT encourages the body’s oxygen radical scavengers to seek out the problem molecules and let healing continue.
  • HBOT helps block the action of harmful bacteria and strengthens the body’s immune system. HBOT can disable toxins of certain bacteria. HBOT also increases oxygen concentration in the tissues further helping to resist infection. In addition, the therapy improves the ability of white blood cells to find and destroy invaders. (8)

HBOT can address this disabling and distressing disorder to reduce the individual and public health burden.


Post-Chemotherapy, our patients report HBOT helping them:

  • Improve Balance/Stability
  • Improve Appetite and Weight Gain
  • Improve Circulation and Coloring

One of our post-Chemo, then return-to-Chemo patients writes in his testimony:
“Besides my ‘brain awakening’ which I experienced clearly around treatment #13 or 14, I felt less severe and fewer headache episodes. I feel no progression, (in my neuropathy) which is a positive, yet the tingling remains about the same.
#5) I do give many people the recommendation to consider Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy for their great number of complaints. The science is so convincing that I feel many, many people could benefit from the therapy. I wish the medical world would prescribe and support hyperbaric oxygen treatment more prominently. I really, especially, wish the insurance industry would make hyperbaric oxygen therapy an approved and covered treatment.” T.L.


We have successfully been caring for North Bay Patients for 14 years and proudly announce our newly designed award winning facility. We are conveniently located 13 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge near beautiful San Francisco. We would love for you to come for a tour.

Our HBOT is given in a hard steel medical grade device called a Hyperbaric chamber.
We charge a fraction of the cost, using the same style chambers as a hospital-based Hyperbaric unit. Our Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) uses 100% medical grade oxygen in hard steel chambers to pressurize our patients at greater than atmospheric pressure. HBOT is designed to increase the supply of oxygen and reverse hypoxia to areas in the body that are not responding to other treatments.(9)

If YOU or ANYONE you know, suffers from Post Surgical, Radiation, or post Chemo processes resulting from Breast Cancer treatment,
whose quality of life may be greatly improved with HBOT, we can help!

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society has a list of approved indications for HBO therapy, including nonhealing wounds, and late radiation injury. (10)
Please consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
415-785-8652

Advanced Hyperbaric Medical Director, Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
and Family Practice

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  • 1118 Irwin St. at Mission, San Rafael.
  • One minute North of our previous location.
  • One block East of Hwy 101. Central San Rafael Exit.
  • Easy-off and Easy-on.


We are a Recognized and Certified
Bay Area Green Business!
Our New Location
has even MORE
Eco-Friendly Health features
To protect your health and Well Being:

  • No VOC Paint.
  • New Energy Efficient Windows.
  • Green Guard Gold Certified Flooring.
  • All new Energy Efficient utilities with Antimicrobial HVAC Ducting
  • No VAC furniture
  • All new Fire Sprinkler Suppression System.
  • Digital capabilities to reduce our paper footprint.
  • Hardwired computer outlets to reduce our Wireless needs.
  • EMF’s evaluated and reduced in every possible way.

Call to action: Help us move to our “Forever Home” and be part of this momentous day!
Call Denora now to volunteer: 415-785-8652.

JOIN OUR MOVING PARTY August 30….

A. 12:00pm -starting at 900 Larkspur Landing Circle, Suite #115. then setting up at our new location from 5:00 pm onward.

B. We’ve hired a moving company “Sweet Lemon” for the heavy lifting but are looking for willing hands and hearts to help make this a quick transition. We hope to move and set up in ONE day.

We will make teams of different crews for different tasks like:
1. Chambers Crew: Tape off & protect all hoses then oversee installation at our new facility.
2. Electronics Crew: Remove and keep all electronics combined with their cords. Pull security cables and cameras then put back together at the new facility.
4. Wall Art, Certs & Signage Crew: Remove everything off the walls then put it back up at our new facility.
5. Cabinets Crew: Remove cabinets keeping screws taped with their right doors. Re-install at our new facility.
6. Deconstruction Crew: Remove business specific piping and fixtures.
7. Hospitality Crew: Last but never least! To feed, water and cheer on the other crews!
8. The Unpack Crew: For anything else the MOVERS unload from the truck, for us to receive and put away.

Willing hands are blessed- Anyone participating in helping with the move and set up will be given $50.00 per hour of active work to go toward their own future Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy! A win-win!!

Advanced Hyperbaric Recovery is a physician-referred outpatient rehabilitation facility that specializes in treating patients that have lingering or persistent health problems. They also treat those with sub-clinical illnesses who do not need hospitalization but are simply too ill to allow for a true Quality of Life.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved treatment for, and when prescribed by a Physician most insurance companies reimburse for the following 13 indications:


Most insurance companies reimburse these indications when prescribed by a Physician.
There are also Investigational Conditions (not approved FDA approved for Insurance Reimbursement)

Our Newly designed award winning facility is conveniently located 13 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge near beautiful San Francisco. We would love for you to come for a tour.

Our HBOT is given in a hard steel medical grade device called a Hyperbaric chamber.
We charge a fraction of the cost, using the same style chambers as a hospital-based Hyperbaric unit. Our Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) uses 100% medical grade oxygen in hard steel chambers to pressurize our patients at greater than atmospheric pressure. HBOT is designed to increase the supply of oxygen and reverse hypoxia to areas in the body that are not responding to other treatments.(1)

If YOU or anyone in your family or anyone in your community might be a candidate,
whose quality of life may be greatly improved with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy,
Please consider this remarkable medicine today.
Call us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our Medical Hyperbaric Physician.
415-785-8652
And remember to come see us in our new office WooHoo!!
1118 Irwin Street, San Rafael (at Mission)

Advanced Hyperbaric Medical Director, Jacqueline S. Chan, DO
Hyperbaric Physician is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Family Practice


Our 501c3 Charitable and Educational Non-Profit, saving life and limb, and alleviating suffering for the indigent and special needs friends in our own community. Donate to save lives, one-patient-at-a-time. Get your tax write off today!
Help us alleviate suffering, save or change a life, and especially
improve quality of life for our local Bay Area Neighbors!
Please Donate now.