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May 27, 2021 · Leave a Comment

Hyperbaric treatment speeds healing after cleft palate surgery

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Before Kael Jaeger was born, his 20-week ultrasound revealed to his parents, Jacy and Jesse Jaeger, that he had a cleft lip and palate. As the couple adjusted to this new reality, his care team stepped up and created a plan for repairing this common birth defect. A cleft lip and palate are openings or […]

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Tags: cleft lip and palate, Dr. Shelagh Cofer, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Jacy Jaeger, Jesse Jaeger, Kael Jaeger


September 27, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Savoring the Many Flavors of Life After Overcoming Side Effects From Cancer Treatment

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Side effects from oral cancer treatment left Mike Serpe in terrible pain and unable to eat or drink for months. But after coming to Mayo Clinic, where he began hyperbaric oxygen therapy followed by surgery, his throat healed, and he reclaimed his love of cooking and eating.

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Price, Head and Neck Cancer Center, Head and neck surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


August 29, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Minor Scrape Leads to Major Health Crisis

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A seemingly innocent scrape on the hand landed Chris Gordon in a fight for his life after it morphed into a serious infection of a flesh-eating bacterium known as necrotizing fasciitis.

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Tags: Dr. Dave Dennison, Dr. Karim Bakri, Dr. Mark Morrey, Dr. Michael Bannon, General Surgery, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Necrotizing fasciitis, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


August 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment

‘There Isn’t Another Place in the World I Would Rather Crash’

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Carbon monoxide poisoning led to a plane crash that sent pilot Dan Bass to the hospital at Mayo Clinic. His doctors were able to treat his injuries and help him  recover from the poisoning, thanks in part to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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Tags: Dr. Paul Claus, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy


April 18, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal a Veteran’s Wounds

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Fritz Kruger of Hayward, Wisconsin, wondered how breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized tube could heal his body. Fritz, 56, suffered from side effects of radiation therapy for prostate cancer when he was referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in fall 2016. 

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Tags: Cystitis, Dr. James Banich, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System, Wound care


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