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Hyperbaric Medicine Services

Hyperbaric Medicine
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. 1528, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-4910
Fax: 315 464-1538
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

University Hospital has the only accredited, hospital-based Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit in Central New York, as well as the first accredited hyperbaric program in the State of New York.

About Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Through the use of a special chamber that increases atmospheric pressure, hyperbaric oxygen therapy delivers 100 percent oxygen throughout the entire body. The increased level of oxygen enters the blood and body tissues to promote healing.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy was initially used to treat deep-sea divers with decompression sickness known as "the bends." However, over the past few decades, the role of this unique therapy has expanded to include the treatment of a number of other medical conditions, particularly those that do not respond to other therapies.

Our Expert Clinicians

The physicians in Hyperbaric Medicine are Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties.  They have extensive experience in all aspects of hyperbaric medicine.  Upstate Hyperbaric Medicine has 4 nurses who have earned Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (CHRN) recognition.  Faculty and staff are frequently called on to provide advice to other hyperbaric oxygen therapy centers.  We are involved in ongoing active clinical research.  Faculty have published in multiple journals and presented at many national scientific meetings.  Faculty have also presented at both the regional and national level.

Upstate Hyperbaric Medicine is Accredited ‘With Distinction’ by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  We are the only Hyperbaric Medicine facility available 24/7 taking all UHMS recognized indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in all of Central and Western New York.  We are the only Divers Alert Network recognized site capable of treating all dive emergencies in all of Central and Western New York.

 

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