Our center has existed since 1985 and has been treating numerous patients who need hyperbaric oxygen therapy and regularly exchanges information with the hyperbaric center at the University of Geneva. We work according to the  according to the European Code of Good Practice for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and are therefore recognized by the Swiss Society for Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine. We do not practice so-called mild hyperbaric medicine intended to increase well-being or rejuvenation. Our facility is managed by employees with recognized training and is subject to all required technical controls.

We are also actively involved in medical research, particularly around the effects of HBOT in stroke.


Our doctors mainly treat diseases that are covered by Swiss health insurance companies, in particular: diabetic wounds, damage after cancer radiation, chronic osteomyelitis, osteomyelitis of the jaw, diving accidents. Further information on this topic can be found in the chapter “Indications for hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) subject to statutory health insurance”. However, HBOT can also be beneficial for other conditions. Yet, scientific proof of its effectiveness is required. You can find out more about this in the chapter “Indications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) that are not covered by health insurance”.

The section “Experimental Indications of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)” informs you about exciting new developments.

We always treat patients suffering from COVID 19 in accordance with European guidelines.

We stand in solidarity with our Ukrainian colleagues.


HBOT is a natural therapy that works directly at the cellular level thanks to the production of free oxygen radicals. You can find more information in the chapter « Physiological mechanism of action of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)« 


HBOT is considered worldwide to be a safe therapy with few side effects. You can find the updated information under “Side effects and contraindications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)”.

Medical team

m. p. M.Gelsomino

Family medicine SUHMS Diving and hyperbaric medicine

Dr. J.Schmutz

FMH Family medicine SUHMS Diving and hyperbaric medicine

Research Results Hyperbaric Medicine

Chronic diabetic wound

There are 500,000 diabetics in Switzerland and one has to reckon with a diabetic wound requiring intensive treatment in about one in ten diabetics. In Switzerland, the costs of treating diabetic feet have been estimated at one billion francs.

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Chronic osteomylitis

Relatively infrequent. Most often as a result of an accident so localized in the legs, especially following a type III fracture . In diabetics, the infection is usually found in the foot, as a complication of an unrecognized sore since diabetics often have a loss of sensitivity (neuropathy).

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Osteomyelitis of the mandible and head

Rare, most often related to tooth extraction. 3-4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (1) . Currently increasing (about 1 case for 1,000-1,500 women (2) since introduction of osteoporosis biphosphonates in women.

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Decompression sickness

Rare, 1 severe case for 5,000-10,000 dives. In German Switzerland, 8-12 cases are treated each year. With the increase in tourism in hot seas, the number of diving accidents is continuously increasing in renowned diving sites (1).

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Radiation injuries

HBOT is an effective treatment with few side effects for all types of damage caused by cancer radiation. This article informs you in a documented manner about the results of medical research.

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