Lake St. victim benefiting from groundbreaking treatment

Doctors at HCMC are working with a research team at the University of Minnesota in order to administer hyperbaric oxygen therapy for brain injuries.

“We’ve demonstrated that hyperbaric oxygen improves energy production in the brain. Oxygen is really acting like a drug here,” said Dr. Gaylan Rockswold, a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota, and principal investigator of the trial. “The sooner we get them treated the better.”