Nonoperative treatment is increasingly the trend in the field of trauma care, but surgeons in the Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery perform emergency surgery whenever needed. Complex emergency surgery is frequently necessary for acute appendicitis, perforated peptic ulcer disease, an incarcerated or strangulated intestine or abdominal wall reconstruction.
For patients who require complex emergency surgery, we are the referral center for many hospitals in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and even northern Mexico. Our goal is to continually improve outcomes for patients: we leverage all available resources to achieve the lowest mortality and morbidity rates possible.
To that end, in October 2008, we established an Acute Care Surgery Registry, similar to the Trauma Registry that will serve as a database for future outcome studies.
For the best surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona and the Southwest, you can make an appointment by calling us at (520) 694-1000.