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Hyperbaric Medicine

 

Hyperbaric Medicine
Mariners has the only hospital-based hyperbaric chamber in the Florida Keys and is used to treat many illnesses and injuries:​

  • Divers suffering from decompression illness or "the bends"
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Gas gangrene (an infection that thrives in an oxygen-poor environment)
  • Bone infections
  • Wounds that won't heal (particularly wounds caused by diabetes).
  • Radiation tissue damage
  • Gas embolisms (air bubbles that block the flow of blood in the arteries).
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    During hyperbaric therapy, patients breathe 100 percent oxygen in a high-pressure environment. Depending on the reason for treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides one or more of the following benefits:

  • Increased oxygen to the injured tissue
  • Better formation of blood vessels
  • Advanced wound healing
  • Improved infection control
  • Preservation of damaged tissue
  • Elimination of toxic substances
  • Reduced effects of toxic substances
  • Reduction or elimination of tissue obstruction caused by gas bubbles.​​


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    The hyperbaric oxygen chamber is a large cylinder with clear acrylic viewports, comfortable seating and standing room. You can relax, sleep, watch TV or talk with your hyperbaric therapist during treatment. Comfortable, cotton clothing is provided during therapy.

    For more information about our hyperbaric services, call 305-434-1603 or see the list of frequently asked questions​.​



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