Scuba Diving Complications

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diving Complications

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments at Hyperbaric Centers of Texas provide a number of benefits to patients who have experienced a diving accident and is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness and other hazards of scuba diving.

Air/Gas Embolism

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy reduces the volume and increases the absorption of the gas bubbles.

Decompression Sickness/Decompression Illness (Bends)

Decompression Sickness (DCS) or Decompression Illness (DCI) occurs when bubbles of inert gas become trapped in tissue and/or blood at a sufficient enough level to interfere with organ function. This problem can be caused by rapid decompression during ascent from diving or flying. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the only treatment for this disorder.