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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
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Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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How it works

Hyperbaric therapy works through elevation in tissue oxygen levels that occurs in the tissues induces significant changes in the wound repair processes that affect healing. When hyperbaric oxygen is used in conjunction with standard wound care and overall team approach, studies show that there is improvement in healing of the difficult or limb threatening wound.

Increased oxygen delivery to the tissues: stimulates the formation of a collagen matrix so new blood vessels may develop, enhances perfusion, replaces inert gas in the bloodstream with oxygen and works as a bactericide (helps to kill bacteria).

Beyond wound care, hyperbaric therapy is also used to treat acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. High oxygen concentrations also reverse the effects of tissue hypoxia (low oxygen) caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

How long do treatments last?

Most treatments last 90 minutes and are given once or twice daily, depending on the diagnosis, on a Monday through Friday schedule. Some patients may have weekend treatments depending on their diagnosis. Patients may have two to six weeks of daily treatments.