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Hyperbaric Chamber

Hyperbaric medicine is the medical therapy where the patient’s body is brought to a pressure greater that the atmospheric one (> 1.4 ATA) and the patient breathes 100% oxygen. By using the hyperbaric chamber, the partial oxygen pressure in the tissues is increased.

This therapy heightens the body’s oxygen to levels not normally achieved when breathing pure oxygen under normal conditions, this means that the blood will carry more oxygen.

Costamed Cozumel Hospital has the most advanced Hyperbaric Chamber in the Mexican Caribbean and Central America; with capacity for up to 14 patients and high-end equipment and technology, certified by the ASME ABS and PVHO group in accordance with international standards, besides having pressure treatments with a capacity of up to 6 ATA, being preferred suppliers of DAN (Divers Alert Network). If you want to know more about these, click here

Our center is  supervised by highly a qualified medical staff under Dr.Darío Gómez with advanced studies in Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine in Mexico, the United States and Australia.


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Applications and Treatments

Some of the applications and treatments where Hyperbaric Oxygenation is beneficial are:

  • Aeroembolism or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning and cyanide poisoning complication
  • Clostridial myositis and myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Decompression disease
  • Arterial insufficiencies
  • Obstruction of the central artery of the retina
  • Hard-to-heal wounds
  • Exceptional blood loss that cannot be resolved by transfusion
  • Intracranial abscesses
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoradionecrosis and soft tissues
  • Compromised grafts and flaps
  • Thermal burn
  • Sudden deafness

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Possitive Effects

When amount of oxygen in the body is increased it creates several effects such as:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Accelerates wound healing
  • Generation of new blood vessels in areas with poor circulation
  • Remodels damaged bones
  • Increased erythrocyte elasticity to promote circulation in small blood vessels
  • Decreased ischemic injury/reperfusion at the cellular level in cases of acute myocardial infarction
  • Decrease in areas affected by burns

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