Current update as of November 16, 2022
Leno’s primary physician at the famous Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles is Dr. Peter Grossman. The role of the hyperbaric chamber in treating Leno is discussed by Dr. Grossman with Inside Edition.
Jay Leno can be seen in a hyperbaric chamber receiving therapy for the serious burns he incurred in a car fire in his garage in an exclusive video that IE obtained.
It helps decrease swelling, it helps increase blood flow with good oxygenation and it helps decrease bacteria,” Dr. Grossman said. When asked if Leno has undergone skin grafts, Grossman continues, “He’s had skin grafts that are not his own, meaning the skin we have from a skin bank or a donor, that’s what we do as a first stage.”
He also says Leno will undergo another surgical procedure later this week. The doctor describes Leno’s condition as “good” and says he’s up and walking around, even cracking jokes. He also says today, Leno helped pass out cookies to young patients in the burn center.
The doctor says he believes Leno will be able to return to work at some point. “As I’m getting to know Jay, I don’t think it’s going to be months. I think he’s the kind of guy who’s gonna move forward,” Dr. Grossman said.
On Saturday, November 12, while working underneath a car, Leno, an enthusiastic car collector, was injured by a gasoline fire. His face, hands, and chest have all been burned, and they are fairly severe injuries per many reports.
After the incident, Leno was originally brought to a nearby hospital before being sent to the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles. His injuries are described as a combination of second-degree burns and probably some third-degree burns in other reports by Dr. Grossman.
“Some of the burns to the face are a little deeper and a little more worrying,” Dr. Grossman continued. They are currently progressing through a stage of severe second- and third-degree burns to the face. By adopting these alternative therapies, which include vigorous surgical management, proper wound care, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we hope to stop them from advancing.
Grossman concludes with, “He’s Jay Leno, he’s walking around, he’s cracking jokes, also, noting the comedian is “incredibly kind” to the hospital staff.
“His injuries are serious, but his condition is good, I do anticipate him making a full recovery.”
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