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Thursday, June 27, 2019
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CebuDoc acquires multi-place hyperbaric chamber

THE CEBU Doctors’ University Hospital (CDUH) now offers a multi-place hyperbaric chamber making it the first hospital-based and most advanced hyperbaric facility in Visayas and Mindanao.

To meet the growing demand of the wellness industry, the CebuDoc Group is all set to provide patients with a bigger and better Center for Hyperbaric Medicine which is a breakthrough treatment for healing decompression sickness and other wellness concerns.

Hyperbaric nurse Kevin Nosdo said: “The basic concept of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is to oxygenate every minute cell of the human anatomy. By doing so, it improves the circulation of blood, oxygen and other vital elements necessary for human life, thus providing a general sense of well-being.”

Nosdo further explained that the hyperbaric chamber is filled with pressurized air to simulate the required depth. An individual hood is then utilized to supply oxygen to every person inside with different levels of oxygen supply as prescribed by a hyperbaric physician.

The chamber is operated by a team of experts and highly trained professionals led by Hilario S. Cabaitan II, M.D., a distinguished member of the UHMS (Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society) who trained for HBOT course.

Hyperbaric medicine has been in existence for centuries, aiding men in recuperating from a wide array of conditions. As the demand for HBOT increases, it will soon be a requisite for every medical institution.

With CebuDoc having acquired the latest multi-chamber hyperbaric machine, it can now accommodate more than seven patients at a time. It is the only hospital as well to offer both single and multi-chamber setting.

The multi-chamber offers the same benefits as that of a mono-chamber but differs in the comfort level of the patients.

“For patients unable to sit inside the multi-chamber, they have the option to use the mono chamber. It has been in operation since 2011, changing lives for the better,” said Leizel Gako, nurse supervisor at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine.

HBOT is 100 percent safe for the allowed patients. According to the nurses, patients with ear or nose problems like sinusitis and ruptured eardrum have to address it before going through hyperbaric treatment.

For inquiries, call the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine at (032) 255-5555 local 185. SPONSORED CONTENT


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