In order for post-operative care to be most highly effective, it needs to be comprehensive. At 8th Element Hyperbaric Medicine, we dedicate ourselves to providing a comprehensive, holistic approach to the care of the transgender patient. First, for HBOT to be optimally effective, daily attendance is the goal. To achieve such high adherence to a therapeutic program, special attention needs to be placed on all aspects of the patient’s care. This includes creating a “physical” space that addresses the unique needs of these post-operative patients.
One example (of many) is the inclusion of recliner chairs in the waiting room to accommodate patients for whom the simple act of sitting can be extremely uncomfortable. We have also developed a specialized “medical” space for our patients, designed to afford immediate, real-time access for our patients to on-site, nurse practitioners. These highly trained providers are always available to our patients to answer questions, exam worrisome signs or symptoms, thereby reducing patient anxiety and stress.