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Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
& Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach
Our internationally recognized Department of Hyperbaric Medicine, located in Southern California at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, was established in 1974. Over the past 30 years, we have provided hyperbaric oxygen treatments to more than 20,000 patients. We provide hyperbaric oxygen treatments to adults and children in Los Angeles County and Orange County, on an inpatient or outpatient basis seven-days-a-week. Emergency care is available 24 hours-a-day.
Our state-of-the-art facility has six monoplace (one person) hyperbaric oxygen chambers including two new, larger model chambers, which allow patients to sit, rather than lie down, if they prefer, during treatment.
Each chamber is constructed using clear plastic material, allowing patients the opportunity to visit with family, friends or watch TV and videos during each treatment.
Conditions Treated by Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy
The following conditions approved by Medicare and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are treated using HBO therapy:
- Air or gas embolisms.
- Carbon Monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.
- Chronic bone infections (Chronic refractory osteomyelitis).
- Compromised skin grafts or flaps.
- Crush injuries, compartment syndromes, and other acute traumatic injuries.
- Delayed radiation injury to bone (Osteoradionecrosis).
- Delayed radiation injury to soft tissues (soft tissue radiation necrosis).
- Gas Gangrene (Clostridial myonecrosis).
- Intracranial abscesses.
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections.
- Non-healing diabetic leg and foot wounds and other selected problem wounds.
- Serious burn injuries.
- The “Bends” (Decompression sickness).
Additional indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be discussed with your doctor and the Hyperbaric Medicine Team. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is usually used as an adjunct to additional care the patient is receiving. Additional treatments may also include antibiotic therapy, nutritional support, and surgical procedures, if indicated. Our Hyperbaric Medicine Team will work closely with your physician(s) to coordinate any additional care needed.