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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 non- emergent medical conditions, including:

  • Diabetic non-healing ulcer
  • Osteomyelitis (refractory)
  • Osteoradionecrosis 
  • Actinomycosis 
  • Delayed radiation injury (soft tissue and bony necrosis)
  • Arterial insufficiencies
    • Central retinal artery occlusion
    • Compromised grafts and flaps


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.