Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Northern Virginia

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Hyperbaric oxygen treatment

Each treatment is called a dive and generally last 60 to 120 minutes .

Protocols range from 5 to 20 sessions or more.

The choice of how many treatments and which protocols to recommend, are usually driven by the indication and often the response to treatment.

What to expect during your treatment

Prior to starting your HBOT treatments you will be provided a cotton shirt and scrub pants into which you will change. You will then lie down on a mobile gurney with the head raised to your desired level. You will then be slid into a clear plastic hyperbaric chamber. If interested, you may watch a video, listen to music or audiobooks, or rest quietly.

Once you are in the chamber the air pressure is increased which can cause a temporary feeling that your ears are blocked and they may pop.  Yawning, swallowing, chewing or trying to apply pressure into pinched nostrils can help alleviate these symptoms. It is similar to the sensation often felt when landing in an airplane.

Once the treatment protocol is complete, the chamber will slowly be depressurized

After the procedure, many of our patients have more energy.  Some patients do however, report light headedness or fatigue for a short period of time.


Many treatments can now be authorized by insurance companies. We will help you determine your eligibility based on your indication and plan. If your treatment is not authorized by your insurance, we will clearly communicate what your options are.