Hyperbaric Solutions | Dr. Stumpf DO in Camas, WA

Reach Your Health Goals Faster

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Vancouver WA, Camas WA, and Portland, OR

Dr. Benjamin Stumpf, D.O.

Board Certified Family
& Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Should You Ask Your Physician About HBOT?

Your specific health condition could benefit from hyperbaric therapy. The hyperoxygenation of your blood can speed up recovery, reduce inflammation, and is an easy treatment to fit into a busy schedule.

If you’re struggling with a chronic condition, recovering from an injury or surgery, or simply looking to improve your overall health and wellbeing, HBOT may be able to help. By increasing the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream, HBOT can accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and boost your immune system. However, it’s important to talk to your physician to determine if HBOT is a safe and appropriate treatment option for you.

 

A Few FAQs About Hyperbaric Therapy

  • In the compression stage, the chamber is brought to the recommended pressure.
  • Your ears may plug and pop as the pressure is raised, similar to an airplane increasing in altitude.
  • The chamber is maintained at this pressure, allowing the patient to breathe 100 percent oxygen for the duration of the treatment.
  • The chamber is slowly and safely depressurized and the treatment is finished.
  • Treatment typically lasts one to two hours.
  • Your healthcare provider may recommend longer sessions as necessary.
  • When performed by a licensed practitioner, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is safe and effective.
  • There is no recovery period, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.
  • The most common side effects are temporary ear discomfort, hearing difficulty or fullness in the ear.

Does Your Insurance Cover HBOT?


Our billing department will see if your condition is qualified to be covered 

What Can You Expect At A Hyperbaric Therapy Session?

A typical treatment plan is ninety minutes to two hours per day, five or six days a week. Some patients even receive two treatments a day, which is particularly helpful for patients who live farther away and want to minimize travel.

Our physicians review the patients’ progress once a week,  allowing us to create an optimized plan for patients who need surgery during their hyperbaric treatment course.

In each HBOT treatment session, patients breathe 100 percent oxygen while resting inside the chamber. As a result, patients regularly experience a brief warming sensation and some fullness in their ears as the chamber cabin is pressurized.

Throughout approximately 90 minutes of HBOT, a clinical staff member attends to patients at all times. As they emerge to surface pressure at the end of each session, patients often experience a cooling sensation and a mild crackling as their middle ear pressure equalizes.