FAQ'S -Frequently Ask Questions

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

It is the administration of oxygen in high concentrations, in order to increase the concentration of oxygen in the blood. It is an approved medical therapy and should be supervised.

What are the main causes of its use?

HBO is applied to:

• Recovery of suffering tissue.

• Refractory lesions, frequent relapses.

• Injuries in need of surgical debridement or amputation.

• Clinical conditions in which it is the only treatment.

• Serious and / or complex injuries.

• Failure to respond to conventional treatments.

• Rapid worsening with risk of death.

• Injuries to soft areas: face, hands, feet, perineum, genitals, breasts.

Is hyperbaric therapy new?

Hyperbaric therapy began in 1960, when the first Congress of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was applied to pathologies other than diving, as it is here that the first advances in hyperbaric medicine were made.

How does hyperbaric treatment feel?

When the hyperbaric treatment begins, the patient feels a slight temperature rise only for a moment until the adequate pressure level is reached, the oxygen entering will generate a particular blowing sound, which will generate a sensation of pressure in the ears Since the eardrum is displaced towards the interior, which is solved of simple form; Opening the big mouth, or covering the nasal cavities and trying to expel air there. Any other discomfort you may feel should be immediately reported to the doctor to take the respective measures.

How long does the therapy take?

Depending on the diagnosis, treatments with hyperbaric oxygen therapy can take up to 40 sessions, and the duration time inside the hyperbaric chamber can range from 45 min to 120 minutes.

Does the therapy have side effects?

A very small number of patients experienced side effects among which may be:

  • Slight feeling of Myopia for a short time.
  • Covered ears.
  • Claustrophobia
  • In rare cases, pulmonary problems, presenting cough until treatment ends.

It is proven that there is no reaction that could harm the life of the patient, HBOT is a safe procedure.

Is medical supervision necessary?

The doctor must be in constant attention of the patient while the treatment, the patient can ask questions to the doctor without any problem. There are also multi-seat chambers where they enter from 2 people to more accompanied by a specialist doctor.

What is a Hyperbaric Chamber?

It is an airtight container used to administer hyperbaric oxygen therapy, capable of withstanding pressures higher than the atmosphere, where the patient breathes 100% pure oxygen.

How many models of hyperbaric chambers are there?

Hyperbaric International Group has the capacity to manufacture 3 types of hyperbaric chambers and are:

1. Monoplace: Are those chambers of personal use (01) person, and we have 3 different models:

  • Carlife
  • Carlife Serie 100
  • Carlife Serie 200

2. Multiplace: The chambers are suitable for the entrance of 2 to more patients depending on the client’s requirement and we have 2 models:

  • Multiplace (For medical use)
  • Multiplace (For divers)

    Can the patient and someone else join the Chamber?

    Yes, Multiplace chambers are suitable for the admission of 2 or more persons who wish to receive treatment and without affecting the positive effects of hyperbaric therapy.

    What is a Baroroom?

    It is the place that occupies a Hyperbaric Chamber, its characteristics and conditions is as important, as the same camera.

    It is the assigned environment and evaluated where we will install our hyperbaric chambers.

    How should the maintenance of the Hyperbaric Chamber be done?

    Camera maintenance has two types:

    1. Preventive:

    – It is the maintenance that is given to the hyperbaric chamber and has to be fulfilled according to an average period established that can be monthly, quarterly, annual, 2 3 and 5 years. All this when the chamber is in Peru.

    – When the camera is abroad we can train a staff so that can perform basic maintenance.

    2. Corrective:

    – This maintenance is performed when the chamber is faulty and an immediate repair is necessary.

    Where can I get spare parts from the chambers?

    Hyperbaric International Group is a company that manufactures hyperbaric chambers and therefore also has the capacity to produce spare parts without any problems. Pieces of the same quality as the original ones.

    What is the guarantee period of the chamber?

    The warranty period offered by Hyperbaric International Group is up to 5 years as follows:

    For Monoplace:

    – 1 year of control panel warranty

    – 2 years warranty for the acrylic tube

    – 5 year warranty for Steel Tank

    For Multiplace:

    – 2 years warranty for the control panel

    – 5 year warranty for steel tank