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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Unit

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a scientific medical treatment method applied in Turkey with the specialization of Underwater Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. Since the 1960s, international scientific committees convene every year to determine the principles, applications and new developments of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in wound healing and other diseases.

Which diseases is HBOT used in the treatment of? 

    It is applied in addition to medical or surgical treatments of diseases such as Carbon monoxide-cyanide poisoning, smoke inhalation, gas gangrene, necrotizing soft tissue infections, crush injury, compartment syndrome, acute traumatic peripheral ischemia, delayed wound healing (diabetic-nondiabetic), chronic refractory osteomyelitis, radionecrosis (bone, intestines, soft tissue), risky skin grafts and flaps, brain abscess, anoxic encephalopathy, sudden hearing loss, sudden vision loss, acute osteomyelitis of skull bones, sternum and vertebrae . 

     In some diseases such as aseptic bone necrosis, non-healing wounds due to vasculitis, purpura fulminans, and mucormucosis, HBOT can be applied within the scope of research. It has been proven to increase the success in the treatment results with its application in these diseases, which have been started and continue to be treated by different fields of expertise and accepted by the Ministry of Health. 

 How is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Applied?

     Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is applied to the patient, who is completely pressurized at 2-3 ATA in pressure rooms, which are closed environments equipped with new technology in clinics, by breathing 100% oxygen through a mask or hood. Thus, the solubility and diffusion of oxygen in blood, plasma and tissues increase and its healing effects emerge.  Pressure chambers are designed for single and multiple occupancy.

      Pressure chambers are also therapeutic devices that provide important services for divers. Pressure test applications, diver training, diving simulations, surface decompression applications during underwater studies can also be performed for divers, including decompression sickness and gas embolism treatments in the pressure chamber.

     HBOT suitability and treatment protocols of patients are determined by Underwater Physician and Hyperbaric Medicine Specialists.The frequency of treatment, which lasts for 2 hours per day, can start from 5 sessions and increase up to 60 sessions depending on the case. While the treatment session is applied once a day, it can be up to 2-3 sessions a day in some emergencies.  

28 Nisan 2023