Customized Stroke Treatment for Long-Term Recovery

Recovering After a Stroke: Is it ever too late?

Recovery after a stroke is a unique journey for each survivor, and timelines can vary greatly—it’s common and understandable to feel discouraged along the way. Stroke recovery is not always linear and can involve ups and downs. But if it’s been months or even years after the stroke incident and your progress still isn’t where you want to be, you can still have hope. 

Backed by a diverse medical staff and over a decade of leading research, DP World’s Aviv Clinics Dubai offers a unique and comprehensive post-stroke rehabilitation program using the world’s most advanced hyperbaric oxygen program. This program has rehabilitated individuals’ cognitive and physical capabilities, even years after a stroke.

  • image of The Best Treatment for Stroke Patients with our HBOT Program
  • The Best Treatment for Stroke Patients with our HBOT Program

    Backed by over a decade of research, our personalized & comprehensive program combines cognitive and physical training with unique Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat the body and brain after a stroke.

    HBOT involves breathing 100% pure oxygen in a special room known as a HBOT suite. During the sessions, we implement oxygen fluctuations, which trigger the body’s self-regeneration mechanism.

    Benefits of the program include increased cognitive, physical and cellular functioning. 

Undertsanding Stroke

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off because of a blockage or a blood vessel rupture. This stops the brain from getting the oxygen it needs, which can lead to brain injury.

According to the World Health Organization, one in four people runs the risk of having a stroke in their lifetime. In the UAE, about 25 per cent of adults have hypertension, which puts our population at greater risk of having a stroke. Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. It has never been more crucial to have the most innovative technology available for treating patients.

Ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes are the two main types of strokes. While they have some of the same symptoms, they also possess unique traits. Understanding their respective symptoms can help you learn more about your body, as well as hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke treatment options. Read More Here: Ischemic vs. Hemorrhagic Stroke

Dr. Zemer Wang, Medical Director at DP World's Aviv Clinics Dubai Talks About Stroke

Rehabilitation Options, Including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), for Stroke Patients

Rehabilitation options after a stroke include speech, physical, and occupational therapy. Learn what each entails, along with the groundbreaking therapeutic approach of HBOT provided at DP World’s Aviv Clinics Dubai.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Options for Stroke Recovery

Several studies have proven the benefits of using a specific HBOT protocol in post-stroke recovery. Learn how soon after a stroke HBOT can be administered, how long it takes to see results, and what our program looks like. 

HBOT’s Impact on Stroke Treatment 

When life feels impossibly hard after a stroke, rest assured not all is lost. The Aviv Medical Program leans on advanced tools and therapies for stroke rehabilitation. Based on research-backed protocols, our HBOT process has helped clients achieve improvements even years after their stroke event. 

The Aviv Medical Program for Stroke Treatment

The Aviv Medical Program has delivered clinical positive results for stroke treatment based on over a decade of research. Our program includes: 

  • In-Depth Medical Assessment

    A comprehensive three-day medical, cognitive, physical, and nutritional assessment is conducted by our certified medical staff, including physicians, neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, and nurses. This includes the most advanced brain imaging tests suited to your needs, such as MRI, and SPECT.

  • A Unique Treatment Including HBOT Protocol

    You’ll have HBOT sessions five days a week for 12 weeks—60 consecutive two-hour sessions in total. Alongside your HBOT sessions, your dedicated medical team will coach you through cognitive, physical, and nutritional training programs designed to maximize the effects of the oxygen treatments.

  • Post-Treatment Assessment

    At the end of your stroke treatment program, we repeat the tests from the initial assessment to measure results and make recommendations for your ongoing progress. Our comprehensive medical report will summarize all of the improvements that occurred throughout your treatment.

Benefits for Stroke Patients

Benefits for your brain

Benefits for your brain

  • Restores functions of injured brain tissue
  • Increases blood flow in the parts of the brain associated with sensation, memory, vision, and attention, leading to better memory function, attention span, executive function, and faster information processing speed
  • Generates new blood vessels in the brain (angiogenesis) and improved psychomotor function
  • Improves NIHSS (Neurological Motor Function Score), ADL (Activities of Daily Life Score), and EQ-5D (Quality of Life Score)
  • Triggers the brain’s ability to adapt/react in response to injury or disease – in injured parts of the brain, even years after stroke
  • Improves overall quality of life
Benefits for your body

Benefits for your body

  • Improves physical performance including fitness, strength, coordination, balance and gait
  • Boosts energy, power, and stamina
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves sexual performance
Benefits for your cells

Benefits for your cells

  • Boosts your immune system
  • Encourages stem cells to proliferate and migrate
  • Lengthens the telomeres, the protective caps at the end of each strand of DNA associated with extending our biological clock
  • Reduce senescent cells, known to contribute to many age-related diseases
  • Improves mitochondrial function, the power plant in each of our cells

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke we may be able to help, contact us today.

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Clients Discover a Renewed Sense of Confidence

  • image of Meet Dr. Zemer Wang, Medical Director at DP World’s Aviv Clinics Dubai
  • Meet Dr. Zemer Wang, Medical Director at DP World’s Aviv Clinics Dubai

    Dr. Wang is the Medical Director of DP World’s Aviv Clinics Dubai, is a certified family medicine and hyperbaric physician. Dr. Wang has been practicing hyperbaric and diving medicine for more than twenty years.

    For over a decade, Dr. Wang has treated patients with chronic pain and taught courses in the management of myofascial pain syndromes. He is a graduate of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

    Finding a path forward to a better life can feel impossible after a stroke. If you are a caregiver to a stroke survivor, it can feel overwhelming knowing how to help them. These five steps are intended to make your journey a bit easier. We encourage you to be patient with each step. Every individual is different, and thus, timelines to recovery will be unique

5 Stages of Brain Recovery After a Stroke 

Rest assured, the brain can reorganize itself and adapt after an injury like a stroke. The right treatment plan will include one or a combination of five post-stroke stages. Each stage represents a milestone that gets you closer to living a more fulfilling life. 

Enhance Your Post-Stroke Journey: 3 Brain Exercises to Consider

The brain is a powerful organ that can learn at any age. The more we take time to engage our brains, the more we can experience cognitive improvement. Our medical team provides three brain exercises for stroke survivors (including games!). Dive into these activities during your break time. 

10 Signs and Symptoms of a Mild Stroke

It’s possible to have a stroke and not even know it happened or remember it happening. Though they might be called “mild,” these strokes still damage brain cells and tissues. Thus, we strongly urge you to learn about the key signs and symptoms of a mild stroke.


Stroke Research and HBOT Stroke Treatment: Clear & Proven Research

Recent clinical studies at the Shamir Medical Center have evaluated the effects of HBOT on patients suffering from neurological issues caused by stroke. In the latest research headed by Dr. Amir Hadanny and Dr. Shai Efrati, the team evaluated the effects of HBOT on stroke patients. An analysis was done on 162 patients who were treated with HBOT for chronic stroke (three or more months after the incident).

HBOT led to significant improvements in all cognitive domains, even in the late chronic stage. The following clinical improvements were achieved regardless of the type of stroke or where it occurred in the brain:

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves neurocognitive functions of post-stroke patients – a retrospective analysisThe research reports HBOT can drive improvements in “cognitive domains” even for those in the “late chronic stage” of their post-stroke journey. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Induces Late Neuroplasticity in Post Stroke Patients – Randomized, Prospective Trial Those who participated in HBOT sessions experienced “neurological improvements” and boosts in quality of life.