Critical Care and Trauma

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For more information, visit the Critical Care and Trauma section of the Weill Cornell Department of Surgery web site.

Each day, when the surgeons in the Division of Critical Care and Trauma arrive at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, they are never sure what the day will bring – a call to the Emergency Department to evaluate a victim of a motor vehicle collision or a construction worker who has fallen from a scaffold; a call to the operating room for emergency surgery on a patient with a perforated appendix; or to manage patients or to perform a tracheostomy in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Around the clock, our team stands ready to answer any call from any part of the Hospital in which accepts patients In need of expert critical care and acute care surgery from other hospitals.

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell is the busiest in New York City, with the full range of resources necessary to care for the most severely injured and critically ill patients. Often, these patients require the expertise of our trauma and critical care surgeons who are specially trained to address multiple organ system injuries and high-risk surgical cases. In addition, our division Is ready to accept critically Ill patients who are referred to us from other hospitals.

Our first priority is to save lives. Our philosophy is to provide total care of the patient and to always be available when needed. We not only perform surgery, but we also follow our patients throughout their hospitalization and recovery, providing a seamless continuity of care. At the same time, however, we also recognize that particularly at a time of crisis, patients and their families need compassion, sensitivity to their concerns, and ongoing communication.

We are proud and privileged to provide this vital service to our community.