LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - The opening of Laredo Specialty Hospital's new Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center could mean a breath of fresh air for it's visitors.
Attendees were invited to Friday's event to tour the service and meet the medical director and hospital staff.
The Hyperbaric Chambers provide oxygen therapy - involving breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be used to treat serious infections, air bubbles in the blood vessels, and wounds that won't heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.
The center currently features three hyperbaric chambers, with plans to expand to five of them.