Aging is an inevitable part of life. What if you could slow down the aging process? Well today you can. Located in Central Florida is Aviv Clinics, the first of its kind medical center that focuses on improving brain performance in the U.S.. The Aviv Medical Program offers a personalized program of regenerative restoration as you age. A multidisciplinary medical program combining an array of cognitive, physical and nutritional components, built around a unique, state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) facility and protocol, is truly one of a kind.
“To come and join an organization which helps people in the aging process, that helps them before they have dementia, before their quality of life begins to diminish, and helps them before they lose their independence and autonomy is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are building a program that transcends healthcare in a unique way,” said CEO, David Globig.
The Aviv Clinic medical team consists of an entire team of clinicians from around the country specifically hired by Globig. The dedicated team of internal medicine physicians, neuropsychologists, physiologists, physical therapists, dieticians, and nurses work together with a common goal to transform the aging process with a focus on how to improve the way the brain and the body perform.
Aviv Clinics leverages science combined with service to deliver a personalized experience to help every client be their best. All clients undergo the Aviv Assessment, which involves an in-depth medical evaluation that examines genes, bloodwork and cognitive function. The results help create a customized personal treatment plan that combines HBOT sessions, cognitive and physical training and nutritional coaching.
Designed by the Australian company, Fink, the suite fits 14 people. During HBOT, the first ten minutes feels like you are taking off in an airplane until the air is fully pressurized to 2 ATA, which is the equivalent of being 33 feet below sea level. After ten minutes you put on a mask to breathe 100 percent pure oxygen. The pressure of the chamber along with pure oxygen permeates the patient’s tissues raising the oxygen levels 10 to 15 times over that of normal conditions. Seated in the hyperbaric suite, patients are given brain exercises to complete on electronic tablets. Aviv Clinics’ Hyperbaric Suites are the largest custom-built and most sophisticated chambers worldwide.
Neuropsychologists are keeping track of patient’s progress with the brain exercises during the treatments. Whether an individual is looking to improve short term memory or perhaps improve their attention span, carefully curated exercises are created to enhance overall brain performance. For 60 consecutive HBOT treatments, patients sit inside Aviv’s hyperbaric suite breathing pure oxygen. The 12-week program currently costs 45,000 dollars. This includes every single aspect of the program from the assessment , , the consultations with Aviv’s medical staff (physicians, dieticians and physiologists), the tailored HBOT program, and analysis that measures patient’s progress and improved overall physical and cognitive performance.
All programs are individualized at Aviv Clinics and patients discuss their goals from brain health to all aspects of physical improvement, finish the program receiving pictures of their brain, body composition analysis, cardiopulmonary assessments and how well they process oxygen among other things.
With a clear study of the brain and understanding how a lack of blood flow to the brain can cause cognitive decline, Aviv Clinics knows how to enhance performance in the aging brain and body. “Aviv Clinics’ hyperbaric oxygen protocol increases the saturation of oxygen in the tissues and significantly increases levels of stem cells in our body. This combination assists in the generation of new blood vessels resulting in improved blood flow to damaged tissues which correlates with improved physical and cognitive function,” says Globig.
A curated program, one of its kind in the world, this experience is a medical advancement.
The investment in one’s health and wellness is a focus of the community around Aviv Clinics.. Aviv Clinics’ Central Florida location provides a lifestyle of social connectivity for those near retirement. Aviv Clinics helps you find a home to rent as you spend three months investing in your health. With a focus to improve the aging process through the personalized treatment plan, Aviv Clinics caters to anyone wanting to improve cognitive function. Professional football players who may have experienced a concussion, a CEO, and any working individual who wants to focus on memory improvements can come to Aviv Clinics for a respite from the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life for a personalized plan of self-improvement.
“From our perspective, aging is a disease. In order to achieve regeneration we are taking people into a hyberbaric chamber to increase blood oxygenation to high levels and then do a rapid decline. This decline triggers all of the regenerative cascade that we need in order to rejuvenate tissue,” said Shai Efrati, M.D. and cofounder of Aviv clinics.
The non-invasive HBOT has proven to increase energy, improve physical performance, enhance memory and improve cognitive function. Aviv Clinics provides a lifestyle change to help support all of the improvements of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
The Aviv Medical Program was developed by Dr. Shai Efrati, Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at the Shamir Medical Center, one of the leading teaching hospitals in Israel. Over 200,000 hyperbaric sessions have been conducted in Tel Aviv and serve as the foundation of research for the Aviv Medical Program. Over 7,500 people have received treatment applying Dr. Efrati’s protocols.
In today’s world, where modern medicine is constantly evolving, it is a true achievement in healthcare to see Dr. Efrati and the Aviv team of doctors and clinicians create a true escape from the hazards of society to focus on regenerative and restorative healing.