September 27, 2019
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.
August 29, 2017
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.
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
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.
April 18, 2017
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.