I visited the Hyperbaric Center of Southwest Florida with the goal of reducing the swelling I experienced from surgery thru the use of their Oxygen Chambers for five sessions. I hit a “home run” when I found this center located in the heart of downtown Sarasota. The facility had state of the art equipment, was extraordinarily clean, the owners “cared”, were involved with the treatment from beginning to end and most importantly when I completed the five sessions, the swelling from my surgery had gone down considerably. As I understand it the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a medical treatment that delivers pure oxygen to a patient’s pulmonary system while you are within a pressurized chamber. I was breathing oxygen at levels far greater than that what is found at a normal room atmosphere, which helped my healing process. This procedure is used for purposes other than reducing swelling from surgery, such as: helping stroke victims, people with Lyme disease, children with autism, decompression symptoms (which could result from scuba diving) and for other indications. Initially, I had anxiety about being in a closed chamber, but found it partially open, not confining or claustrophobic at all and actually enjoyed the time I spent there watching videos supplied by the owners. After the first few minutes on the first day of treatment, I did not feel enclosed in the chamber and was very comfortable during the hour sessions I spent at this facility. Overall, a very positive experience and most importantly excellent results. I highly recommend this facility for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.