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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at SMHHyperbaric Medicine

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy — breathing 100% oxygen at a pressure greater than the surrounding atmosphere — helps accelerate healing by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels, tissue and bone cells.

At the Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Sarasota Campus, our Hyperbaric Medicine team uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy in treating a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Diabetic non-healing ulcer
  • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning complicated by cyanide poisoning
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Crush injury, compartment syndrome and other acute traumatic Ischemia’s Decompression sickness
  • Arterial insufficiencies, such as:
    • Central retinal artery occlusion
    • Severe anemia
    • Intracranial abscess
    • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
    • Compromised grafts and flaps
    • Acute thermal burn injury
    • Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Led by Medical Director Peter Graper, MD, who's board certified in cardiac/thoracic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine, the Hyperbaric Medicine Department has 2 climate-controlled hyperbaric chambers.

Information & Appointments

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 941-917-1866. Note that the department is open Monday through Friday; it is not an emergency center.