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Know the Benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Updated: Feb 7

Dr. Bruce Ruben of Encompass Healthcare & Wound Medicine in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield, Michigan, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the medical power of HBOT—Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

“From my experience, hyperbaric oxygen therapy speeds up the healing process several times faster than a normal course of treatment,” Ruben explained. “HBOT reduces swelling and increases blood flow to fight off infections.”

Dr. Ruben created the Encompass medical facility to accommodate quadriplegics, paraplegics, and wheelchair/disabled patients. It has automated door entries, four-foot-tall countertops and coat hooks, a roll-in shower, a lift system, off-loading exam tables, and a gurney. The open feeling in the office allows patients to easily see Dr. Ruben and the staff and to enjoy an “open” feeling.

Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy uses a special chamber that is pressurized with 100% pure oxygen to get high levels of oxygen into your body. The high concentration exceeds by as much as ten times the level of oxygen that can be carried to a non-healing wound by blood alone. When utilized as a medical therapy, oxygen therapy in high doses can help heal damaged organs, promote the healing of chronic wounds, and save lives in certain conditions.

5 benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

  • Increases oxygenation to the body’s tissues.

  • Increase blood flow and circulation.

  • Boosts white blood cell counts.

  • Enhances the effectiveness of antibiotics.

  • Reduce swelling and pain.

  • Effectively treats selected non-healing wounds and infections.

  • Promotes the growth of new tissue.

  • Decreases swelling and inflammation.

  • Deactivates toxins thereby increasing the body’s ability to fight infection.

Dr. Ruben explains that Hyperbaric Therapy can also clear out toxins and metabolic waste products from the body.

Dr. Ruben is the founder and Medical Director of Encompass Healthcare. He is Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is one of only a handful of physicians to be board-certified in Michigan and serves all of Oakland, Wayne, Livingston, and Washtenaw Counties. Our outpatient facility, located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake, and Commerce township, is just minutes from Farmington, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Troy, Southfield, Berkley, Brighton, and Detroit.

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