The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center functions under the Jubilee Institute of Surgery for Hand Aesthetic & Microsurgery (JISHAM) and the Jubilee Burn Center. Our Hyperbaric Program provides treatment in a standard environment with a monoplace chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is administered in conjunction with the referring physicians/ surgeons plan of care. The standard of care has been established in accordance with the current guidelines of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Treatment duration is for 90 minutes per day. The patient may lie in a gentle comfortable inclined position inside the monoplace chamber and rest, watch television or movies. The number of treatments is patient specific, determined by the diagnosis and response to therapy. Continuous supervision and monitoring are provided by a highly trained and experienced staff of caring registered nurses.
Patients requiring hospitalization, particularly those with critical illness, will generally be admitted to the Jubilee Hriduyalya (Second floor) which has the inpatient facilities for patients undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy. Inpatients can choose from options of a common ward to individual private rooms
Treatment will be coordinated by our professional staff in close collaboration with the referring physician. Our first treatment starts at 7:30 AM and the final treatment of the day begins at 4:30 PM to accommodate the busy schedules of our patients.
Patients breathe 100% oxygen in the chamber which is pressurized to two-to-three times normal atmospheric pressure. The physiological effects of treatment, which may be of significant benefit to your patient include:
The plasma carries as much oxygen as saturated hemoglobin with an arterial oxygen pressure of 1,500 to 2,000 mm Hg. This high concentration facilitates increased diffusion into surrounding tissues from perfused capillaries. This effect will last for several hours and can help in both acute and chronic disease.
Vasoconstriction is an immediate reflex response to the hyperoxygenation. Because the hyperoxia is so extreme, the decreased arterial inflow is not associated with hypoxia. There is however, an increase in net venous outflow from congested capillary beds. This change in flow facilitates the resolution of post injury edema, which can often obviate the need for fasciotomy in moderate compartment syndrome and facilitate wound healing.
Enrichment of ischemic chronic wounds facilitates macrophage and fibroblast function, with improved angiogenesis and fibroplasia. This effect is the basis of treatment of diabetic ulcers, radiation damaged tissue and refractory osteomyelitis.
High concentrations of oxygen enhances white blood cell phagocytosis and oxidative cell kill, as well as inhibiting and inactivating C. perfringens toxins.
We are proud to have a internationaly trained and certified team to render services in the Divison of Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy