What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT)?
The basic goal of HBOT is to increase the amount of oxygen delivered to body tissues. To do that, the number of oxygen molecules in each unit of air has to be increased; this is accomplished by increasing the atmospheric pressure. When the number of oxygen molecules in the air is increased, more oxygen reaches the lungs and absorbed into the bloodstream. Through the blood the Oxygen is delivered to various body organs/tissues while accelerating the physiological healing processes. In addition, by using a certain protocol of treatment crucial regenerative elements occur, such as for example proliferation and migration of stem cells to the damaged tissue.
How do we treat?
The Chambers at our Center allow us to treat 40 patients concurrently, and are considered globally unique in that respect. The 2 large multiplace chambers are divided into 4 separate pressure chambers, each can be occupied by up to 12 patients. Currently we are treating more than 200 patients on a day to day basis while the duration of the treatment and number of sessions needed for an individual is based on the specific indication.
The treatments are provided from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., thus allowing patients flexibility and convenience when scheduling the treatments as part of their personal daily schedules. In addition, the Center has a staff member on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, for urgent cases such as smoke inhalation, sudden loss of vision, and diving accidents. There is no age limit to begin HBOT and we treat patients of all ages, including children under the age of 3 and adults over the age of 90 years. The chambers are built based on our center's requirements by the German company HAUX and include advanced safety systems and a sophisticated control system. The chambers are spacious, modern, and enable a range of innovative treatments including to medically challenging patients, as detailed herein.
Finally, in addition to the HBOT itself, we offer comprehensive treatment tailored for the specific medical indication. Wound patients, for example, undergo close monitoring by the professional staff, including daily bandaging, direction, and supervision. Patients suffering from brain injuries and fibromyalgia receive a combination of neuropsychological support, physiotherapy, and cognitive training.