Department of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Department of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was opened in 1982. It is one of the oldest departments of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the Republic of Belarus.

The specialists of the department developed the most effective approaches for the treatment and prevention of ENT disease.

The therapy is performed in БЛКС-303МК hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center (Moscow, Russian Federation).

The course of treatment varies from 5 to 10 sessions, excess oxygen pressure amounts to 0.4 – 1.0 atm (40 – 100 kPa), total pressure in the chamber amounts to 1.4 – 2.0 atm (140 – 200 kPa). One session lasts from 30 to 45 minutes.

The chamber is equipped with the system that monitors the internal environment and a patient’s condition during treatment.

A physician and a nurse monitor each session of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is prescribed as part of combination therapy and rehabilitation for:

  • acute, subacute and chronic sensorineural hearing loss;
  • Meniere’s disease;
  • subjective tinnitus;
  • acute vestibular syndrome;
  • stammering, dysarthria, stuttering;
  • postoperative laryngeal paresis.

Other benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy include: better adaptive capabilities, lower risks to contract a disease, mitigation of fatigue, recreation, better muscle tone, stress relief, strengthening and toning effect, improvement of sexual function (in males), better working efficiency and mood.