Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) unit inaugurated at Narayana Health City
Bengaluru, 30 January, 2022: Narayana Health City today announced the launch of a dedicated Regenerative Medicine with a Hyperbaric Oxygen facility at its campus. The department was inaugurated by Mr. John Shaw – Vice Chairman, Biocon in the presence of Dr. Devi Shetty – Founder and Chairman, Narayana Health, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Executive Chairperson and Founder, Biocon, Dr. Paul C Salins – Medical Director and Sr. Vice-President, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre and Mr. Viren Shetty – Executive Director and Group COO, Narayana Health.
The dedicated Regenerative and Hyperbaric Medicine department will offer Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), one of the most evolved, yet underutilised treatment options. In this modality, therapeutic administration of oxygen (100% pure oxygen) is given in a pressurised environment. This makes it possible oxygen to be carried not only by the Red blood cells but also in a freely dissolved state significantly increasing the availability of oxygen to tissues. Disease processes, infections, and age related changes often respond poorly to conventional treatment because of the underlying problem of poor blood and oxygen availability to tissues.
Some of the conditions that can be treated using Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) are wound care, treatment refractory infections, post radiation fibrosis, memory loss associated with cognitive decline, dementia cancer-related complications, to name a few. It is also used by famous athletes like LeBron James and even pop stars like Madonna and Justin Bieber for its regenerative benefits. (Ref)
The treatment consists most importantly a very careful medical assessment to check for suitability for breathing pressurized oxygen. Each treatment session takes place in a small chamber fitted with comfortable seats very much like those on an aircraft and also feels very similar to a flight with a gradual increase in pressure initially and towards the end of the session! The duration is for 60 to 90 minutes and a qualified technologist is always in attendance to ensure safety, comfort and give reassurance. Narayan Health is very happy to offer this modality in Bangalore which for many people can be truly life-transforming.
About Narayana Health City, Bengaluru:
Narayana Health City is located in Bommasandra, Bengaluru. It is comprised of Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS), a super specialty hospital for cardiology and cardiac surgery, and Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center (MSMC), a multispecialty hospital for cancer care, neurology, neurosurgery, nephrology, urology, and advanced multidisciplinary intensive care unit (MICU).
“One of our missions is to get hyperbaric therapy to the average person so you can come in and get evaluated by a doctor and come in with a prescription from your doctor and be able to subjectively say, ‘okay, this is something I want to do,'” said Craig Danehy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Western New York. “There’s a huge population of people who are just looking for more choices for a better quality of life.”
The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) defines hyperbaric oxygen as “an intervention in which an individual breathes near 100% oxygen intermittently while inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than sea level pressure (1 atmosphere absolute, or ATA). For clinical purposes, the pressure must equal or exceed 1.4 ATA while breathing near 100% oxygen.”