The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) Currently Recognizes Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) For 14 Medical Conditions, Which Are All Generally Covered By Insurance.
HBOT may also benefit many conditions not yet approved by the FDA. In many counties around the world, HBOT is approved and used for over 60 medical conditions and supported by significant, long-standing research. A list of both the medical conditions approved by FDA and those that have shown benefit in peer-reviewed research, as well as patient experiences, is available below.
We understand that “seeing is believing” and value the importance “self-discovery”. Therefore we are collaborating with Hyperbaric Medical Solutions to maintain an active database of research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Click on each condition listed below to view the most up-to-date research available. This database is continually updated as new research becomes available; so please check back for updates. If you have any questions regarding any of the research, or would like to discuss your case is more detail, please click here.
Treatment for conditions not yet approved by the FDA is generally not covered by insurance and is not available at hospital-based hyperbaric centers. As an independent, free-standing provider of HBOT, we are able to offer the opportunity to all who may benefit. Our policy at the Center is to accommodate the needs and circumstances of all potential candidates for HBOT. Several payment options and financial assistance are available where treatments are not covered by insurance.
Click here to read A Systematic Review of the Literature Reporting The Application of Hyperbaric Oxygen To the Prevention and Treatment Of Delayed Radiation Injuries
On Label Conditions
Conditions that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for hyperbaric treatment and are generally covered by insurance.
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Smoke Inhalation
- Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
- Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Crush Injury & Other Acute Traumatic Ischemia
- Decompression Sickness
- Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds
- Failed Skin Grafts and Flaps
- Gas Gangrene
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Non-Healing Wounds
- Radiation Tissue Damage
- Severe Anemia
- Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss*
- Thermal Burns
*Approved by the Undersea Medical Society (UHMS), and not the FDA.
Off Label Conditions
Conditions that have not yet been approved by the FDA, but the therapeutic benefits are well-documented and supported by ongoing research. Although insurance companies may not cover off-label conditions, with advocacy efforts, we have been able to obtain coverage for some patients.
- Anoxic Brain Injury
- Cancer (Treatment Synergy)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD)
- Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Surgery Preparation & Accelerated Recovery
- Complications of Scleroderma
- Ulcerative Colitis
Disclaimer: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center of Southern Oregon, its management, its contributors, and its affiliates make no assurances, promises, or guarantees as to the results of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.