About Under Pressure Hyperbarics
With our technology and brilliant team, we would like to change the medical industry for self care, healing and quality care through non-invasive alternatives such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Our mission is to provide the upmost care and educate the world on alternative medicine. We are dedicated to helping patients and recognizing clients healthcare needs.
Under Pressure Hyperbarics was founded by experts in the field with over 25 years in hyperbaric medicine combined. We believe in evidence-based medicine and use FDA, PVHO, ASME and National Board approved chambers to safely treat all of our patients.
Nicole Garrett, CHT
Nicole has a background in commercial diving and dive medicine. As a former EMT and diver medic (DMT), Nicole is now a Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) and Safety Director. She started her career at USCD’s hyperbaric chamber treating everything from crush injuries, air gas embolisms, decompression illness to diabetic wounds and effects of radiation for cancer treatments. She then went on to participate in the Traumatic Brain Injury study for the Department of Defense. After the study she went on to open UCSD’s second multiplace facility in Encinitas, CA.
After several years in multi-place operations she moved to monoplace operations. Over her career she has assisted in opening several hundred hospital based hyperbaric facilities across the country. Assisting with facility design, installation and maintenance of the hyperbaric chambers, teaching the UHMS board certified training course for the physicians and staff, and hands on training of the hyperbaric technicians and safety directors.
She is well respected in her field and is frequently called upon for consulting at centers across the county and world wide.
David Pougatsch, DPM
David Pougatsch, DPM, is the co-founder of Wound Institutes of America, and the associate director of Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at The Center for Reconstruction and Wound Healing.
He is a fellowship-trained podiatrist specializing in treating complex acute and chronic wounds, and preventing amputations of the foot and ankle.
Dr. Pougatsch uses various advanced modalities to heal wounds in a difficult patient population.
Dr. Pougatsch is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, and serves on the board’s committees.
Som Kohanzadeh, MD, FACS
Dr. Som is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and Board Certified General Surgeon. He grew up in Westlake Village, then attended UCLA, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Cybernetics while specializing in Physiologic Science and a minor in Mathematics. Next, he attended UC San Diego Medical School, where he spent an additional year conducting Plastic Surgery research focused on hand reconstruction while visiting multiple underserved cities in Mexico as part of the Interface outreach program to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery.
While at UAB, Dr. Som participated in complex reconstruction and wound care. Here he also learned about hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Upon his return to Los Angeles, Dr. Som joined the Sherman Oaks Wound Center where he became the Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He completed extensive training in hyperbaric medicine and over the past 6 years has taken over as director of the Wound Center in Sherman Oaks as well as setting up the Beverly Hills Wound Center as part of Wound Institute of America Beverly Hills. Our commitment to the advancement of wound healing and providing excellent outcomes for patients led us to start Under Pressure Hyperbarics, the most advanced hyperbaric treatments center in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Som has presented over 50 projects locally, nationally and internationally at the the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery in Santiago, Chile. While there he also had the opportunity to operate side by side with international surgeons and learn techniques from the other side of the world. He continues to strive to make advancements in Plastic Surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine with cutting edge research and investigation, bringing the newest art and science to Southern California.