General Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
We specialize in the comprehensive care of traumatically injured patients with life-threatening conditions, critically ill surgical patients, and patients with acute surgical emergencies. They are trained in both traditional open and minimally invasive surgeries, and perform a variety of elective and urgent procedures.
Our surgeons also provide vital surgical critical care in support of Yale New Haven Hospital’s Level I adult and pediatric trauma centers. They are committed to research, education for health care providers, as well as injury prevention, state trauma system development, and disaster management.
We understand that having a traumatic injury, surgical emergency, or being in a situation requiring critical care can be stressful for patients and their families. Our team members will do their best to help keep everyone as comfortable as possible during care. Our surgeons, nurses, and specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond immediately to all major trauma codes, and provide our patients with comprehensive, continuous care and support from admission to discharge. Along with our clinicians, a host of support services, including religious ministries, social workers, and care coordination services are available to help our patients.
We focus on:
- General surgeryfor patients undergoing elective or routine surgery, as well as those with emergency surgical conditions. We evaluate patients prior to surgery in outpatient locations, the emergency department, or the hospital, depending on the urgency of their condition. We always have a senior surgeon available to rapidly attend to critical problems.
- Trauma carefor all trauma patients admitted to Yale New Haven Hospital, the regional Level 1 trauma center for southern Connecticut and the only trauma center in the state to be verified by the American College of Surgeons for both adult and pediatric patients.
- Surgical critical careto manage all critically ill surgical patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Units at Yale New Haven Hospital’s York Street and Saint Raphael campuses, and the Intermediate Care Unit at the York Street campus.
Conditions we commonly treat include:
- Acute and chronic appendicitis
- Acute and chronic biliary disease
- Abdominal wall hernias of all types
- Intestinal disease
- Intestinal fistulas
- Soft tissue infections
- Complex postoperative complications requiring critical management