Acute Care Surgery
As an integral part of the division of surgery, acute care surgeons must combine several specialties including trauma and general surgery, applying their knowledge to emergency situations. With the size and scope of Winthrop-University Hospital – including around the clock trauma services – it is important that critical care surgeons perform to the very highest standards of care. Indeed, Winthrop University Hospital had over 66,000 emergency room visits in 2010, some requiring immediate surgical intervention.
Acute care surgeons work very closely with the Intensive care Unit team as well as other specialties within our surgical association and hospital-wide. While there is a specialized fellowship for acute or critical care, the word specialization is somewhat of a misnomer. More than most other surgical specialties, critical care surgeons must have in-depth understanding of a broad range of conditions and be able to offer appropriate surgical treatment.
In times of true emergency, whether an accident or severe illness, we hope that it is comforting to patients and families alike that our critical care surgical team is second-to-none. Our facility is a New York State-Designated Regional Trauma Center. This is the highest trauma designation a hospital can receive. We receive patient 24/7 each and every day of the year. As a teaching facility, our physicians also play an integral part in the training and education of other physicians and healthcare professionals in the field.
Please remember that if you or a loved one are having a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately.