Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy or HBOT, is a form of treatment used to accelerate the treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, wounds that may not heal, and infections in which tissues are deprived of oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment that involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized environment.

Fakeeh University Hospital’s HBOT unit, Alex Scan, is the most advanced & largest Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center in a private hospital setting in the UAE.

How hyperbaric oxygen therapy works?

This type of treatment is based on the theory of saturating the blood, cells and tissues with oxygen in which the percentage of blood saturation with oxygen increases during the treatment session inside the pressure unit at a rate of 22-fold, then the blood delivers this high percentage of oxygen to all body cells.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is considered a safe treatment and does not have any complications or side effects after the unit consultant examines the patient and ensures that there is nothing to prevent him from taking the sessions.

Usages of hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Neurological Disorders

  • Cerebral embolism 
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Paralysis
  • Coma, concussion, and hydrocephalus
  • Cerebral blood flow impairment
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Age-related diseases and atherosclerosis

General Surgery

  • Poor blood circulation 
  • Diabetic foot and chronic wounds of diabetics
  • Gangrene
  • Burns and skin grafting
  • Chronic ulcerative colitis 
  • slow wound healing after surgeries

Ear and Nose Diseases

  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Vertigo, tinnitus, and imbalance
  • Migraine
  • Outer ear infections

Internal Medicine Diseases

  • Complications of diabetes
  • Immunodeficiency diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus
  • Peripheral neuritis
  • Acute and chronic anemia


  • Delayed speech and perception
  • Motor delay
  • Hyperactivity disorder
  • Reduction in autism symptoms

Ophthalmology Diseases

  • Retinal artery and vein occlusion
  • Optic atrophy
  • Diabetic retinopathy

Orthopedic Disorders

  • Delayed union
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Poor blood circulation in the pelvic joint

Other Applications

  • Complications of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer patients

  • Management of sports injuries, increased physical activity and physical fitness for athletes

  • Stimulating collagen production and preventing wrinkles

  • Boosting the body’s immune system
  • Managing conditions of carbon monoxide poisoning

  • Managing sleep and depressive disorders

  • Diving accidents

  • Cellular detox and cleansing

Clinical study data supports the effectiveness and safety of this therapy for a variety of conditions. And due to the varied range of benefits and usages, HBOT is gaining popularity. After a few sessions, the majority of patients see a benefit from this therapy. It is critical that you complete your whole course of therapy and remain in contact with your healthcare provider.

The hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit at Fakeeh University Hospital, Dubai, is managed under the supervision of Dr. Alaa Sheta, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Consultant Physician.

The unit is considered one of the most modern and largest hyperbaric oxygen therapy units in Dubai, UAE and is ready to receive patients all days of the week.

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