Welcome to North Shore Health & Hyperbarics
A Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Care Center
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Our Medical Director
North Shore Health and Hyperbarics is the medical practice of Kevin Harrison, MD, FACS. Dr. Harrison has over 35 years experience in medicine. He is a board certified surgeon and certified in Hyperbaric medicine.
To focus on improving our patients' condition, as well as, their overall well-being. We offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy and wound care. Some patients require HBOT and Wound Care while others require either HBOT or Wound Care. On the patient's first visit, Dr. Harrison will layout his plan for how to best heal the patient. Dr. Harrison or his partner, Dr. Tomasula will be present for all HBOT and will administer all wound care.
Dr. Tomasula is also a board certified surgeon with over 35 years experience.
Our staff of certified hyperbaric technicians have an average of 10 years in the field. Their experience, knowledge and care for the patient is what makes us the best in the field.
HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy)
A medical treatment that enhances the body’s healing process by providing 100% pure oxygen in a chamber where atmospheric pressure is increased in a controlled environment. The air we normally breathe only contains 19-21% oxygen. During treatment, patients breathe 100% pure oxygen. The increased oxygen intake provided by HBOT assists the body’s natural healing ability. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy also helps the body build new connective tissue. Consequently, HBOT may assist the body’s organs in functioning more efficiently altogether.
How does the body normally transport oxygen?
Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body by red blood cells. Because HBOT forces oxygen into the body under pressure, oxygen dissolves into all of the body’s fluid, including the plasma, the lymph, and the cerebrospinal fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord. These fluids can carry the extra oxygen to areas where circulation is poor or blocked. In this way, more oxygen can reach damaged tissues and the body has a greater opportunity to support its own healing.
Wound Care - Non-Healing or Chronic Wounds
Patients who suffer from a non-healing or chronic wound, can expect our team to deliver an individualized treatment plan to facilitate healing.
A comprehensive wound care plan may include of the following:
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
- Specialty Dressings and Wraps
- Compression Therapy
- Topical Medications
If you are interested in HBOT or Wound Care please call us at 516-487-1902 or email us. We would be happy to speak with you about how our facility can help you heal.