Parent Organization / Department

Halifax Regional Hospital 
Center for Woundcare and Hyperbaric Medicine

Service Area

South Boston, Virginia


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 Phone Numbers

Primary:

(434) 517-3910

24-Hour:

(434) 517-3910

Chamber:

(434) 517-3916

 Website

 E‑Mail

 Facility Address and Location

2204 Wilborn Ave
South Boston, VA 24592

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  Treatment Center Profile

Treatment Center Type

Hospital

Hyperbaric treatment centers located in hospitals are able to treat a range of conditions for a variety of patients. A hospital is the most appropriate venue for those who require care from multiple medical specialists and for patients requiring emergency treatment with hyperbaric oxygen. Hospitals vary widely in their hyperbaric program capabilities and services, so review this profile carefully to understand the care this treatment center can provide.

Access

Public

The hyperbaric treatment center at this facility treats members of the general public.

Emergency Services

No Emergency Services

Emergency hyperbaric oxygen therapy services are not available at this facility.

Practice Areas

  • None Indicated

The treatment center utilizes hyperbaric oxygen therapy in these practice areas. See Conditions Treated for information about specific diseases and conditions treated at this facility.

Hours

Standard Schedule

The hyperbaric treatment center at this facility operates at specific times. Contact the treatment center for more information.

  Diseases and Conditions Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

We list only diseases and conditions for which an indication has been approved by the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Other therapies may be used in addition to, or in place of, hyperbaric oxygen. Only a qualified physician can determine an appropriate course of treatment.

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Embolism (bubbles in the blood or body tissue)

Air or Gas Embolism

An embolism is a blockage in the bloodstream. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a recompression chamber is the primary treatment for air or gas embolism.

Decompression Sickness

Decompression sickness is the formation of gas bubbles in body tissue and blood caused by a sudden decrease in pressure around the body. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a recompression chamber is the primary treatment for decompression sickness.

Hypoxia (lack of oxygen)

Anemia

Anemia is a lack of oxygenated blood, specifically red blood cells (RBCs). HBOT pushes enough oxygen into blood plasma to reach vital organs and tissues.

Infections

Gas Gangrene

Gas gangrene is a severe and rapidly spreading infection of soft tissue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is thought to inhibit the bacteria from replicating, spreading, and releasing toxins.

Intracranial Abscess (brain and skull infection)

An intracranial abscess is an accumulation of pus within the skull. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is emerging as an adjunct to traditional surgery and antibiotic therapy for intracranial abscess.

Necrotizing Infections

Necrotizing soft tissue infections are rare, serious, and sometimes life-threatening infections caused by a number of different bacteria, in a single strain or mixed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is emerging as an adjunct to traditional surgery and antibiotic therapy for these special kinds of problem wounds.

Osteomyelitis (bone infection)

Osteomyelitis is inflammation of bone or bone marrow caused by infection. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is an effective adjunct to traditional treatments for osteomyelitis.

Ischemia (restricted blood flow)

Acute Traumatic Ischemias

Ischemia means an inadequate supply of blood to organs and tissues. Traumatic ischemias are sudden losses of adequate flow of blood due to an injury. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves the circulation of oxygenated blood to wounds to help fight infection, reduce swelling, and promote healing of damaged tissue.

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a blockage in one of the small arteries that supply blood to the retina of the eye. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is one of the few treatments proven effective for central retinal artery occlusion.

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome results when pressure in the body caused by injury or disease restricts blood flow to tissue and organs. Hyperbaric oxygen increases the carrying capacity of the limited blood supply and helps reduce swelling.

Crush Injuries

A crush injury occurs when a body part is subjected to a high degree of force or pressure. Hyperbaric treatment increases the supply of oxygen to tissues supplied by damaged blood vessels.

Skin Grafts and Flaps

A skin graft is a piece of skin transplanted onto a complex wound. Skin flaps occur when tissue is largely detached. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used both to prepare wound sites before transplant and to aid in healing after transplant of skin grafts and reattachment of flaps.

Neurologic Conditions

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss, or nerve-related deafness, is a sudden or rapidly progressive loss of hearing related to problems with the inner ear and the nerves that connect the ear to the brain. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases oxygen tension in the blood and tissues and dissolves extra oxygen in the blood plasma to better supply the structures, fluids, and nerves of the inner ear.

Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning results from the inhalation of a highly toxic gas that has no color, odor, or taste. Hyperbaric oxygen has been shown to block all known cellular mechanisms of CO toxicity.

Cyanide Poisoning

Cyanide compounds effect cellular metabolism and impair oxygen use by body tissues. Hyperbaric oxygen can be used in conjunction with standard therapies.

Smoke Inhalation

Inhaled particulates, thermal injuries, carbon monoxide, and cyanide can all be present in smoke inhalation cases. Hyperbaric oxygen can be used in conjunction with standard therapies.

Problem Wounds

Chronic Wounds

Chronic or problem wounds are wounds that do not heal by the normal stages or in a reasonable period of time. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps repair wounds and enhance healing by improving blood circulation and tissue oxygenation in the wound bed.

Diabetic Ulcers

Diabetic ulcers are chronic, complex, or problem wounds of the legs and feet in people with diabetes. Evidence for hyperbaric oxygen is especially strong in diabetic foot ulcers classified Wagner Grade 3 or higher.

Radionecrosis (cancer treatment wounds)

Radionecrosis is a complication of cancer radiation therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is widely accepted as an effective treatment for delayed radiation injuries.

Thermal Injuries

Burns

A thermal burn is an injury caused by heat or fire. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy slows the progression of skin and lung damage and reduces swelling.

About Diseases and Conditions

  Treatment Center Staff

Leadership

Staff

  Treatment Center Hyperbaric Chambers

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Monoplace Hyperbaric Chambers  1

A monoplace hyperbaric chamber holds one patient at a time in a prone or reclining position. During treatment the entire atmosphere inside the monoplace chamber is pressurized and filled with 100% oxygen. Most monoplace chambers have clear acrylic walls and intercom systems that enable the clinical staff to monitor the patient and communicate with with them during treatment.

Multiplace Hyperbaric Chambers  0

A multiplace hyperbaric chamber holds more than one person. Patients can be accompanied in the chamber by medical staff. In multiplace chambers the ambient pressurized atmosphere is normal air. Patients receive 100% oxygen through a hood, mask, or endotracheal tube. Patients may sit or recline according to their comfort, medical needs, and the configuration of the chamber. More than one person may be treated at the same time if each is receiving the same treatment duration and pressure.