Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Fairview Hospital
The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Fairview Hospital is a satellite clinic of Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield.
The Fairview Center is located at 10 Maple Avenue in Great Barrington, at the intersection of Routes 7 and 23, offering convenient access for patients from the southern Berkshires, northwest Connecticut and Columbia County communities.
The Fairview Center is equipped with two hyperbaric oxygen chambers and four treatment rooms. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100% oxygen while enclosed in a clear specialized chamber at greater-than-normal atmospheric pressure. While breathing pure oxygen, blood becomes super-saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body’s tissues. The ultimate result is that the body’s natural wound-healing mechanisms, which are oxygen dependent, are able to function and heal more efficiently. Continued, intermittent use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy increases the body’s immune function and healing response.
George Veinoglou, MD, FACS, serves as Medical Director of the Fairview Wound Center. Nurses are certified in Wound Care. The staff at Fairview maintains an ongoing relationship with the patient's primary care physician and provide patients and caregivers with valuable educational tools to ensure the most successful outcomes.
For more information or to be referred for services, please call (413) 854-9930.