Caisson Hyperbare

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric therapy is a way to administer oxygen through the lungs inside an enclosure where the pressure is greater than the atmospheric pressure

Effects of hyperbaric oxygen

Replacement effect:

Breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized environment such as the hyperbaric chamber leads to an elevation in the dissolved quantity of oxygen in the blood and tissues.


In Switzerland, like at the international level, research in hyperbaric medicine is still insufficient. In particular, there are few solid scientific publications according to the criteria of evidence-based medicine.

Research development project

The Hyperbaric Medicine Program must allow scientific research to be developed and increase the number of publications in order to:

Hyperbaric Medicine Program


Mission of the Hyperbaric Medicine Program

In 2009, the Geneva University Hospital (HUG) received a HAUX Starmed 2400 double hyperbaric chamber with capacity for 16 people.

Currently, HUG is the only university hospital in Switzerland to have such equipment. It is the responsibility of HUG to develop hyperbaric medicine locally, nationally and internationally, and to be a reference center in this discipline.

A Multidisciplinary Hyperbaric Medicine Program has been put into place to achieve these objectives.