There are three groups of indications of HBOT approve in Slovakia

  • pina (primary) – HBOT has decisive effect on the final outcome of treatment
  • II.group (secondary) – HBOT has significant positive effect in the final outcome of treatment
  • III. group – obligate indications


  • Gas poisoning
  • Crush syndrome
  • Decompression sickness
  • Gas embolism
  • Severe bacterial infections


  • Diabetes mellitus with complications
  • Ischemic ulcers in PAOD
  • Complications of varicose veins of the lower extremities
  • Implant surgery
  • Post radiation – induced tissue lesions
  • Sudden deafness
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Brain injury, spinal cord and peripheral nerve damage


  • Postural lesions of the CNS
  • Acute ophthalmologic events
  • Non Healing wounds
  • Burns and frostbite

Indications approved in Europe:

The list of indications is a pan-European consensus which is supported by scientific evidence and has been approved by EUBS (European Underwater and Baromedical Society) and ECHM (European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine):

Acute conditions

  • Air and gas embolism
  • Decompression illness
  • Poisoning with carbon monoxide
  • Clostridial myonecrosis (gouty sneezing)
  • Other aggressive infections – mainly necrotizing soft tissue infections, necrotizing fasciitis including Fournier’s gangrene
  • Crush injury, severe acute traumatic soft tissue ischaemia, compartment syndrome
  • Burns
  • Sudden deafness
  • Severe bleeding etiology anemia
  • Early phase of obesity

Chronic conditions

  • Ischemic grafts and lobes
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Radiation damage to the bones and soft tissues (cystitis, proctitis, enteritis)
  • Problematic and difficult healing wounds
  • Neuroblastoma IV. stage

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The HBO facility is made up of a 12-digit pressure chamber of the HAUX-STARMED 2200 / 5.5 / XL type of the German manufacturer HAUX-Life Support, GmbH with additional 2 places in the pre-chamber. It is possible to treat a patient on the bed in the chamber.

The maximum operating pressure of the chamber is 5 bar (6.5 ATA). Standard features include built-in fully automatic fire extinguishers, patient audio / video monitoring, air conditioning, computer / manual exposure control,% saturation O2%, chamber atmosphere O2% aspiration. A storage chamber tunnel is part of the chamber. The chamber is filled with air (pressurized) (not 100% oxygen as in 1-chamber chambers). 100% of medical oxygen is inhaled by patients through closed masks.
  • Capacity for 12 people
  • Max. Operating pressure 5 bar
  • Filling with atmospheric air
  • Patient Audio / Video Surveillance
  • automatic exposure control
  • Measurement of the percentage of oxygen saturation and the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere of the chamber
  • Inhalation of medical oxygen through closed masks
  • audio and video system for the patient
  • integrated fire extinguisher
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