Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT Indications

  • Anemia, severe
  • Brain abscess
  • Bubbles of air in your blood vessels (arterial gas embolism)
  • Burn
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Crushing injury
  • Deafness, sudden
  • Vision loss, sudden and painless
  • Decompression Sickness (Among Divers)
  • Gangrene
  • Infection of skin or bone that causes tissue death
  • Non-healing wounds, such as a diabetic foot ulcer
  • Radiation injury
  • Skin graft or skin flap at risk of tissue death
  • Complications due to Radiation treatment for cancer
  • Some cases before and after Plastic Surgery


HBOT is medical treatment, where the patient breathes 100% oxygen intermittently while enclosed in a specially designed safe room called
the pressure chambers. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. Conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in your blood vessels, and wounds that won’t heal as a result of diabetes orradiation injury. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. The blood carries this oxygen throughout the body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.



Dr. Hassan Abdullah Al Qartoobi
Dr. Hassan Abdullah Al Qartoobi
Consultant Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy