Surgical Critical Care
Surgical Critical Care is the care of patients who become critically ill following surgery and need specialized nursing and other types of care. At MedStar Washington Hospital Center, our Surgical Critical Care service has a reputation for delivering outstanding multidisciplinary patient and family care when managing surgical complications.
Most of the patients we manage are those whose complications cannot be managed on a standard surgical floor. Patients following surgery need constant monitoring and supervision. Nurses, physician assistants and respiratory therapists join a team of board-certified surgical care physicians who care for these patients. Learn more about Our Team.
Types of complications
Each year, our critical care team manages the medical complexities of acutely ill surgical patients, who have experienced:
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Abdominal surgery
- Thoracic surgery
- Vascular surgery
Type of complications may include shock, bleeding and respiratory issues.
- About Us: What is surgical critical care? Make a gift
- Our Team: Our Intensivists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and others
- Our Services: ICU, Consultations with Other Specialists, Performance Improvement and Safety
- For Patients and Families: What to Expect, Post-Surgical, Hospital Resources
- For Referring Physicians
- Our Facilities and Stats
Section Director: Arthur St. André, MD FCCM
110 Irving Street, NW, 4B-42
Washington, DC 20010
For information or appointments, please call 202-877-DOCS (3627).
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