Trauma, Critical Care


Burn Care Program
The Burn Care Program provides treatment and follow up for adult and pediatric patients with minor to severe burns. Level I Trauma Center surgeons work closely with a strong, multidisciplinary team provide outstanding care to the burn patient.

Educational Programs
The Division of  Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery at the University of Arizona offers a number of continuing education courses and certifications for professionals working in critical care.

Elective General Surgery
Our trauma surgeons perform more than two thousand general surgery operations each year.  These cases range from lipoma excisions to complex abdominal wall hernias and reconstruction. We are the referral center for many hospitals in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and even northern Mexico.

Emergency Surgery Program
Surgeons in the Division of Trauma 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.

Level I Trauma Program
As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Southern Arizona, our highly trained trauma team remains poised for immediate response 24 hours a day, 365 days of out the year. The team is led by a trauma surgeon who is available immediately 24 hours a day, with access to subspecialist surgeons as well as emergency medicine physicians, trauma nurses and therapists

Surgical Critical Care
Patients who have experienced trauma or undergone emergency or major surgery, such as an organ transplant, often require close and intensive monitoring, which is carried out in our state-of-the-art 20-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Telemedicine Program
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications and information technology to support delivery of health care at a distance. A related term, "telepresence," refers to being virtually present in real time. The truest and most successful telepresence creates an environment that mimics flawless motion, audio and video transmission.

Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention
The Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burn and Emergency Surgery actively works in our communities to reduce and prevent injuries and the need for emergency medical care and to further the knowledge and skills of care providers.