Providing gases and oxygen to the medical industry in Los Angeles and Orange County

    323-255-5175

    3034 Fierro St Los Angeles, CA 90065 Phone: 323-255-5175 Fax: 323-872-5135
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What We Offer

Wholesale Medical Gas and Oxygen

It is our job to make sure that doctors, clinicians, veterinarians and other health professionals in and around the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas have the supplies they need to do their jobs. Please contact us today to learn more about our products and services or to arrange delivery to your offices.

Medical Gases

Oxygen

Almost 21% of our atmosphere is oxygen. Oxygen is used in the production of many products and in many industries including construction, welding and water purification. It is also required for supporting life and combustion.  Medical oxygen has been used in the medical field since the early 1800’s. Medical oxygen is an incredibly important part of all healthcare providers and clinics. Oxygen is used for resuscitation, inhalation therapy and many other applications. 

Calox offers medical oxygen and industrial oxygen to meet the needs of our customers in large and small settings for use on people and animals. 

Uses for medical oxygen include: 
  • Providing a basis for almost all anesthetics
  • Restoring tissue oxygen tension. Oxygen improves many conditions including carbon monoxide poisoning, major trauma, COPD, cyanosis, shock, severe hemorrhage, and cardiac/respiratory arrest.
  • Resuscitation of patients 
  • Providing life support for patients using ventilators
  • Reducing infection in surgical wounds
  • Helping cardiovascular stability 

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (N2O), I commonly called “laughing gas.” It has no color or smell, and is non-irritating. The gas is well tolerated, works quickly, is easily adjustable and reversible and is non-allergenic. When nitrous oxide is combined with oxygen, it is often safely used to ease anxiety in dental patients. 

Nitrous oxide was first synthesized by Joseph Priestley in 1772 but not widely used for 4 decades after that and grew in popularity since then. Nitrous oxide affects the pain centers of the brain and spinal cord causing drowsiness and sleep.  Nitrous oxide also is related to the release of endogenous neurotransmitters in the brain that are thought to activate descending pain pathways and inhibit pain transmission.  

Nitrous oxide is considered a very weak general anesthetic and is generally not used as a single agent. Nitrous oxide is often used as a carrier gas with oxygen and more potent general inhalational gases for anesthesia used in surgery applications. It is commonly used with oxygen as a single agent in dentistry for partial sedation, especially with children.  

Carbon Dioxide

Medical Carbon Dioxide is used for many diverse medical purposes in the clinic or hospital.  The medical uses of carbon dioxide include:
  • Inflation gas for laparoscopy, endoscopy, arthroscopy and minimal invasive surgeries to enlarge and stabilize body cavities providing greater visibility of the area during surgery.
  • Increase the depth of respiration preventing breath holding during medical procedures to stimulate respiration for chronic respiratory obstruction removal, hyperventilation and other reasons  increasing blood flow to the patient’s brain during some surgeries
  • Liquid carbon dioxide can be used?to provide temperatures down to 76° C or 168.8 Fahrenheit for cryotherapy or for removing warts and other skin related issues on the skin’s surface.  

Nitrogen (Liquid and Gas)

Nitrogen or N2 is a colorless, odorless, nonflammable gas that makes up 78.03% by volume of the earth’s atmosphere. Applications of medical nitrogen in the healthcare fields include the following:
  • Long-term preservation of blood, blood components, other cells, body fluids or tissue samples in cryopreservation 
  • For removing warts and other skin related issues on the skin’s surface in dermatology
  • As a component in many other medical gas mixtures
  • As a non-oxidizing displacement medium in pharmaceutical vials
  • As a propellant in pressurized aerosol dispensers and cans
  • Providing pneumatic pressure to power gas-operated medical devices
  • As a reliable coolant for carbon dioxide surgical lasers

Medical Compressed Air

Medical compressed air is used for many patient applications including both neonatal units and adults respiratory depression syndrome breathlessness caused by trauma, sepsis, drug overdose, massive transfusion of blood products, acute pancreatitis or aspiration.   These patients often have extremely delicate or damaged respiratory systems. Most hospitals use a compressor system to deliver the air.

Medical air can also be used as a substitute for nitrous oxide to reduce the high concentration of oxygen exposure during procedures requiring anesthesia.