What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy is a well established treatment for decompression sickness, a common hazard of scuba diving. Throughout the years, it has evolved to treat patients across a wide spectrum of medical conditions including but not limited to autoimmune diseases, sports recovery, wound care, skin diseases, fibromyalgia, complications as a result of diabetes, and many more.
Each session of Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy involves breathing in pure oxygen in a pressurized environment for a prolonged period of time (usually between 1-2 hours). In a hyperbaric chamber, the pressurized environment allows your lungs to gather more oxygen than it would have been able to under regular pressure. This allows for an increase of the amount of oxygen your blood is carrying and thus restores normal levels of blood gases and tissue function to promote healing, proper function, and fight infection.
Conditions It Treats
Respiratory illness such as asthma
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Spinal cord injury
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Studio Med Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy as House Calls
We bring the treatment to you - where ever you need us to be, our staff travel with our portable hyperbaric oxygen chamber 24/7. Our goal is to make it as convenient and comfortable for you as possible so you can focus on healing without the hassle.
It all starts with a phone consultation with our physicians - this is done during your first visit to ensure your safety, and to determine the best treatment plan catered uniquely to you.
Before you start your treatment: make sure you do not bring any battery powered device into the chamber. You may also need to remove petroleum-based hair and skin products. Don’t worry - our staff will always make sure your safety is our #1 priority.
What to expect: complications are extremely rare. You can expect temporary vision changes due to eye lens changes. It’s not uncommon to experience fullness in your ears (similar to when you are on a plane) temporarily as well.
Duration of treatment: depending on what the doctor recommends, your treatment can range between one to two hours.
After the treatment: depending on what you are treating with our hyperbaric oxygen chamber, you are likely to need multiple sessions to benefit from your treatments. Our team will be in constant communication with you every step of the way until you feel 100%.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much space is required for Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy house calls?
Studio Med’s mobile hyperbaric chamber measures 92” X 21”, and can be placed either on the floor or on your bed. It also requires an electric outlet in order for the air compressor to function.
2. Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy safe?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy is generally a very safe procedure. While complications are extremely rare, possible risks include the following:
temporary nearsightedness due to temporary eye lens changes
ear injuries including leaked fluids and eardrum rupture due to change of air pressure in the chamber
fire, due to the oxygen rich environment
That being said, our team of doctors and staff is highly experienced in providing safe and comfortable treatment sessions. At the beginning of EVERY session we go through an extensive checklist of patient medical history, risk factors such as clothing and hair/skin products, equipment set up, and surrounding environment to ensure your safety.
3. Can I eat or drink before and after the treatment?
Yes. The one exception is that you should refrain from consuming alcohol or carbonated beverages 4 hours prior to your treatment.
4. Can anyone get Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy?
Although it is a very safe procedure, certain population of patients with chronic conditions such as seizures, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may not be a candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy. To find out whether Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Therapy is right for you, contact Studio Med at (646)526-2353 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our staff will be more than happy to assist you.