Physician Bill Robinson to Discuss Hyperbaric Medicine and its Benefits
Although the concept of delivering oxygen under pressure to treat various
ailments has been utilized for nearly 350 years; the modern technique,
known as hyperbaric medicine, has only gained widespread acceptance in
the last 60 years.
Discover the healing benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on Thursday,
May 15 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm in the Bitterroot meeting room, when Chief
Medical Officer Bill Robinson, MD, will present an overview of the hospital’s
Hyperbaric Medicine program. Dr. Robinson will discuss how Bozeman Deaconess
Wound Clinic specialists use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat diabetic
leg and foot ulcers, certain life-threatening tissue infections, traumatic
crushing wounds, frostbite, burns and other tissue damage caused by radiation
and failure of skin grafts. The monoplace hyperbaric chamber at Bozeman
Deaconess is also used for critical care treatment of carbon monoxide
Following his presentation, Robinson will offer participants an opportunity
to view the Bozeman Deaconess Wound Clinic's clear acrylic enclosed
hyperbaric chamber that features multiple communication systems.
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