Hyperbaric Medicine

Practical Information

Medical consultations (diving - hyperbaric treatment)

Dressing consultations (wound monitoring for patients under treatment)

Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, 4 - 1205 GenevaBât C, étage P, aile Jura

Telephone: 022 372 32 39 or 022 372 32 40

Email: Therapie.hyperbare@hcuge.ch

Hours: By appointment Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emergencies: In the event of accidents outside of office hours, please dial 144

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: