HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT) AVAILABLE AT SOUTHPAWS!
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), a new state-of-the-art adjunctive therapy is now available for patients at VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center. HBOT is an exciting and rare new therapy that is available for small animals at only five registered locations in the entire U.S., including the new installation at SouthPaws.
HBOT essentially delivers oxygen inhalational therapy from within a pressurized chamber and has been the standard-of-care for many human diseases and injuries. It is now available for pets who suffer from similar conditions, such as persistent infections, slow-healing wounds, necrotic or ischemic processes, and many other diseases.
Our HBOT team is led by Dr. Jeff Norton of our Surgery Department. Dr. Norton is a respected veterinary surgeon, researcher and speaker " and has extensive training in HBOT.
“I’ve used HBOT in hundreds of soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgical patients over the last four years before I joined VCA SouthPaws team, and am very excited about being able to add this therapeutic modality which will improve outcomes in patients with osteomyelitis, crush/degloving injuries, skin graphs and flaps, and IVDD. We’re expecting to see faster recovery times in patients who have delayed post-radiation therapy healing and in those with acute pancreatitis as well. If you think you have a patient who might benefit from HBOT, please call me.”
HBOT effectively treats each of these conditions:
- Acute ischemias, including compartment syndrome and crush injuries
- Poorly healing wounds
- Necrotizing soft tissue infections
- Intracranial abscesses
- Delayed radiation injuries
- Clostridial myositis/myonecrosis
- Refractory osteomyelitis
- Others (carbon Monoxide poisoning, air/gas embolism)
Possible additional indications include:
- Spinal cord injuries and nerve injuries
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Ileus &post-operative GI surgeries with compromised vasculature
- Pancreatitis & Hepatitis
- Fungal diseases
- Cranial traumas
- Cellulitis & diabetes complications
Have questions? Or want to refer a patient? Call (703) 752-9100 today and ask for Dr. Jeff Norton or the surgery patient care coordinator. We would be happy to provide you with more information or to set up a HBOT demonstration for you. If you wish to refer a patient to us immediately or at any time, please contact us and we will be happy to assist with your case. We look forward to working with you.