Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is breathing 100% oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure (i.e. environmental pressure greater than 1 atmosphere [ATM]). It is performed in a special chamber (decompression chamber).
Metropolitan Hospital is equipped with an ultra-modern, multi-user latest generation decompression chamber. Inhaling oxygen in a hyperbaric environment allows up to 20 times more dissolved oxygen in the blood plasma; this helps the body carry more oxygen to areas with affected perfusion, e.g. areas with swelling, inflammation, vascular and other problems. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy optimizes the action of the treatment, limiting the extent of damage and accelerating healing and recovery.
Nowadays, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is applied to a multitude internal medicine and surgical cases, in more than 7,500 Hyperbaric Medicine Centers worldwide.