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Diving Medical Department


  • 1975 Diving Medical Division Established
  • 1976 Diving Medicine Building Built, Diving Simulator Installed
    (Pioneer of HBO Therapy in Taiwan)
  • 1997 The 2-gen Clinical HBO (20 seats) Chamber constructed
  • 1998 Diving Medicine Center inaugurated
  • From 2004 mono-chambers enhancing service capacity
  • 2005 Diving Medical Division expanded to be Diving Medical Department
  • 2018 a new 10+2 multi-chamber installed
  • 2024 Diving Physiology Training Center and Simulated Saturation Diving Training Chamber inaugurated.

Our Directors

  • 1975-1987
    Captain Kao-Chi Niu, M.D., Ph.D.
    National Defense Medical College M66 US Navy Diving and Submarine
    Medical Officer Training,
  • 1974
    State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D., 1992
  • 1988-1997
    Captain Hui-Chieh Lee, M.D., M.M.M.
    National Defense Medical College M71 US Navy Diving and Submarine
    Medical Officer Training,
  • 1981
    Tulane University, Master of Medical Management, 2000
  • 1998-1999
    Captain Shi-Han Chen, National Defense Medical College M74 South
    Africa Navy Diving Medical Officer Training, 1985
  • 2000-2010
    Captain Lu-Peng Chang, M.D., Ph.D.
    National Defense Medical College M75 US Navy Diving and Submarine
    Medical Officer Training, 1985 State University of New York at Buffalo,
  • 2010-2014
    Captain Bor-Hwang Kang, M.D., Ph. D.
    National Defense Medical College M82
    Duke University, Ph. D.
  • 2014-2021
    Captain Wen-Shyan Huang, M.D.
    National Defense Medical College M84
    National Sun Yat-sen University, M.D.
  • 2021-2024  Captain Zheng-Ze Lee, M.D.
    National Defense Medical College M93
    I-Shou University, Ph.D. Candidate
  • 2024- Captain Nan-Chieh Huang, M.D., Ph. D.
    National Defense Medical College M93
    I-Shou University, Ph.D. 2022

Main Facilities

Diving Simulator

Hyperbaric Chamber

Pressure and Oxygen Tolerance Test for Divers and Submariners

Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

National Health Insurance Coverage

  1.  Decompression sickness or acute air embolism
  2.  Carbon monoxide poisoning ( cyanide and gas poisoning ) and delayed neurological sequela
  3.  Gas gangrene, emphysematous gangrene and anaerobic bacteria infection, necrotizing soft tissue infections, and multiple microbial infections.
  4.  Chronic refractory osteomyelitis
  5.  Crush injury with acute traumatic ischemia
  6.  Acute burn injury, second to third-degree burn, surface area between 15 % ~ 90 %
  7.  Radiation necrosis of tissue, osteoradionecrosis, Radiation cystitis, radiation enteritis

Other Indications

  • Sudden deafness, Meniere’s syndrome)
  • Head trauma and brain dysfunction after brain injury ( cerebral contusion, post-operative intracranial hematoma removal, and concussion )
  • acute retinal blood disorder, acute brain edema, Brain abscess
  • Chronic periodontal disease
  • Crush injury, frostbite and shock.
  • Coronary artery disease ( angina, old myocardial infarction ), arrhythmias ( atrial fibrillation, premature beat ), myocarditis, acute myocardial infarction
  • Osteomyelitis, malunion ( delayed healing and non-healing )
  • Post-operative extremity mutilation ( including finger and toe ) replantation, post-operative skin ( including flap ) plantation.
  • ischemic cerebrovascular disease, post–cardiac arrest syndrome
  • Major neurological disease, migraine, spinal and peripheral nerve injury, peripheral neuritis
  • Mountain sickness (including altitude maladaptation )
  • Radiation osteonecrosis, radiation soft tissue injury, aseptic osteonecrosis
  • Retinal hemorrhage ( non-active period ), acute central serous chorioretinopathy
  • Peripheral vascular disease ( Vasculitis, Raynaud’s disease, arteriosclerosis obliterans )
  • Chronic skin ulcer, pityriasis rosea
  • Aseptic meningitis and sequela.
  • Deep fungal infection, Tetanus


Hyperbaric Oxygen Indications in U.S.A

  • Air or gas embolism
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation
  • Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene)
  • Crush injury, the compartment syndrome, and other traumatic ischemias
  • Decompression sickness
  • Enhancement of healing in selected problem wounds
  • Exceptional anemia resulting from blood loss
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections (of subcutaneous tissue, muscle, or fascia)
  • Refractory osteomyelitis
  • Radiation tissue damage

Radiation cystitis
Radiation colitis
Compromised skin grafts and flaps
Thermal burns
Intracranial Abscess

Hyperbaric Oxygen Indications in Japan

Hyperbaric Oxygen Indications in China

Hyperbaric Oxygen Indications in Russia

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