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Dec 01
Blog: What is hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Wound Healing is now offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy utilizing our two new hyperbaric oxygen chambers. This advanced equipment can address a number of serious conditions, including radiation injuries, non-healing wounds such as a diabetic foot ulcer, tissue-destroying infections of skin or bone, burns, crushing injuries, at-risk skin grafts or flaps, brain abscess, carbon monoxide poisoning, arterial gas embolism, decompression sickness, and many more. hyperbaric

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a painless, noninvasive healing method that allows the patient to breathe air containing a high concentration of oxygen. The additional oxygen stimulates the healing process. The patient simply relaxes in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for a specified number of sessions over time, as determined by the level of tissue damage needing repair and the wound healing specialist. As nothing else is allowed in the chamber, (no books, phone, or magazines), we provide flat screen televisions mounted above the chamber to help patients pass the time. Patients are also welcome to bring a DVD from home.
 
Lee Ruotsi, MD, leads our team as the medical director of Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Wound Healing, bringing 15 years of wound healing and hyperbaric medicine experience.  He is certified in Wound Care by the American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery as well as the American Board of Wound Management, and is board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.  

Dr. Ruotsi lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to wound care and hyperbaric medicine, sits on the board of directors of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel and is faculty on the Wound Certification Prep Course. Dr. Ruotsi and his team are committed to providing compassionate individualized care, working closely with primary care and other specialists as needed.  

Conveniently located at 3065 Route 50 in the old Sears building at Wilton Mall, we offer six generously sized exam rooms with state-of-the art chairs and beds, an accessible, well-appointed nursing station, and plenty of parking, including disabled parking. Clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other wound care services are offered by appointment only between 8 AM and 4 PM. If you think a wound healing specialist is right for you, talk with your doctor about a referral or give us a call at 518-886-7568. Learn more about Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Wound Healing
 

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