Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides a way to deliver more oxygen to the tissues and cells that need it most. This extra oxygen can speed up healing, reduce swelling, and promote the growth of new blood vessels and healthy tissue. It can also help decrease the risk of infection by boosting the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
Not all patients can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, it depends on the type of surgery that a patient is having. It also can be beneficial in different stages: before or after surgery.