Hyperbaric medicine is a flagship of the ongoing development of health service at The Royal Hospital.
It is a relatively new medical specialization that concerns the study of the physiological effects on the health of the human body with the possibility of speeding up the healing process for various pathological cases including dive-related injuries with the use of hyperbaric oxygen technique.
In the center 2 mutliplace chamber each for 12 people at one session and 1 monoplace chamber for one person per HBOT session. Usually each HBOT session need around 2 hours deponed on doctors instructions.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment used for specific conditions in which the patient intermittently breath 100% of oxygen in a chamber pressurized to a pressure greater than 1 ambient pressure.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood. With repeated scheduled treatments, the temporary extra high oxygen levels encourage normal tissue oxygen levels.
Generally hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps in:
- Increases oxygenation to the body’s tissues
- Increase blood flow and improve circulation
- Boosts white blood cell function
- Enhances the effectiveness of antibiotics
- Reduce swelling
Being at hyperbaric environment as underground workers and all kind of divers need frequent medical evaluation to ensure safety. We provide this services including investigations (blood investigations, chest X-ray, spirometry and pure tone audiometer)
Provide wound care for selected chronic non healing wounds intensive wound care as long as continue hyperbaric sessions. Our multidisciplinary team work for such wound need cooperation of some hospital department (vascular surgery department and National diabetic and endocrine center)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Hyperbaric chamber for
- Decompression Sickness
- Air or Gas Embolism
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Complicated By Cyanide Poisoning
- Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
- Chronic non healing ulcers
- Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
- Enhancement of Healing In Selected Problem Wounds
- Intracranial Abscess
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Osteomyelitis (Refractory)
- Delayed Radiation Injury (Soft Tissue and Bony Necrosis)
- Compromised Grafts and Flaps
- Acute Thermal Burn Injury
- Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss