Treating the Late Effects of Radiation
Reducing Hypoxia, Hypovascularity, & Hypocellularity through a multi-disciplinary approach.
Radiation therapy is often a life-saving treatment for cancer patients, but can also cause harm to healthy tissue in the process of removing cancer cells. Resulting in tissue damage months, if not years, following radiation treatment, commonly referred to as the "late effects of radiation". In these types of situations, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) can be a life-changing treatment. HBOT is frequently the sole treatment option available to patients who wish to avoid irreparable bone or tissue loss or who wish to undergo life-improving reconstructive procedures such as breast or facial surgery. We are able to provide a higher quality of life to individuals who have already survived debilitating illnesses by offering this therapy at our facilities.
Why Choose Us for HBOT?
Types of Radiation Injuries We Treat:
Soft Tissue Radionecrosis (STRN)
Compromised Skin Grafts & Flaps
Radiation Tissue Injury After Mastectomy
Chronic Radiation Tissue Injury (CRTI)
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) (Radiation damage to the bone)
Proctitis Bowel Injury/Bleeding After Radiation
Keep Informed. Take Care.
30% of patients undergoing breast reconstruction immediately after a mastectomy develop partial loss of skin flap viability. Which can delay adjuvant therapy, require additional surgical procedures, and compromise aesthetic outcomes. Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy can help.
Benefits of HBOT for Post Mastectomy Patients
Breast cancer patients may be required to undergo mastectomy and/or breast reconstruction, as well as radiation therapy, in many circumstances. 30% of patients undergoing rapid breast reconstruction following mastectomy have a partial loss of skin flap viability. Performing a breast reconstruction with damaged, radiated tissue can significantly reduce your chances of healing rapidly. However, following a mastectomy but prior to breast reconstruction, HBOT enables the radiated tissue to rebuild blood vessels, revert to its natural state, and recover. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can assist in reducing tissue inflammation while saturating it with oxygen and supercharging its renewal. In addition to helping to expedite the healing process and reduce the changes of partial loss of skin flap viability, HBOT aids in the improvement of the appearance of post-mastectomy incisions, the reduction of swelling and bruising (when administered promptly after surgery), the reduction of post-operative discomfort, and the overall recovery from surgery and anesthesia. Contact our office today for a free consultation to see if this therapy might be right for you.