Trauma & Critical Care

Trauma & Critical Care

The Department of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School has a staff of five fellowship trained trauma and critical care surgeons with expertise in injury care available around the clock. 

Injury

Injury is responsible for more deaths annually in people 44 years or younger, than all other causes combined. It is also responsible for the loss of more productive years of life than cancer and heart disease combined. Our trauma service evaluates about 2,000 injured patients annually. With our dedicated staff, in our own intensive care unit, we provide state-of-the-art care in the region's best resource available.

Burns

Our surgeons provide medical care for burn patients at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH). SNGH is the designated burn center regionally for Hampton Roads. Our physicians coordinate treatment with a team of highly skilled nurses, wound care specialists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists that provide a multidisciplinary approach to the burn patient resulting in the highest level of care available. Our patients range from simple, minor burns to major burn injury due to industrial accidents. Approximately 240 patients are hospitalized annually for burn care and many more are treated on an outpatient basis.

Want to learn more about the EVMS Trauma Team? Check out this article in the latest edition of EVMS Magazine.

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