New Hyperbaric Chamber at Bronson Hyperbaric Medicine in Kalamazoo
Clarence Bulthuis, respiratory therapist, with new hyperbaric chamber at Bronson Hyperbaric Medicine in Kalamazoo.
Bronson Hyperbaric Medicine in Kalamazoo has completed installation of their new hyperbaric chamber. The chambers are used as part of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT), delivering pure oxygen in a pressurized environment. HBOT is used to treat both emergency and chronic conditions. In an emergency setting, HBOT is used to treat medical situations such a carbon monoxide poisoning, cerebral air embolism, decompression sickness and gas gangrene.
The chambers are also used in chronic wound treatment. Breathing 100% oxygen under pressure increases the capacity of your lungs to take in oxygen. The oxygen-rich blood travels through your body, spurring the growth of new blood vessels and promoting healing. This is especially helpful for individuals who have suffered the loss of small blood vessels, such as diabetics or radiation therapy patients. HBOT is used to treat diabetic ulcers, non-healing wounds, osteomyelitis, non-healing skin grafts and healing from radiation treatment.
Bronson provides hyperbaric medicine services in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and South Haven. For more information about the hyperbaric medicine programs at Bronson, click here.