Emergency General Surgery
Emergency general surgery is the comprehensive care of patients
with surgical diseases which may require urgent or emergent intervention.
Examples of diseases which fall under this specialty include appendicitis,
cholecystitis, severe destructive soft tissue infection, internal or
subcutaneous abscesses or intestinal perforation from any source.
Our program is staffed around the clock by experienced
surgeons who are board certified in general surgery as well as surgical
critical care. This, combined with
dedicated support staff and state of the art facilities leads to care that
ensures the best possible outcomes for our patients. While we manage patients across the spectrum
of severity, our team brings particular expertise to the care of the most
complex of emergency surgical patients. We welcome all transfer requests and an
attending physician is available for consultation 24 hours a day at (PAL).
In addition to the provision of superior surgical care, our
service participates in the education of fellows, residents and medical
students. Trainees are given graduated responsibility as is appropriate
and participate in the care of all patients. This provides exposure to the full
range of emergency general surgical diseases and offers an outstanding learning
opportunity. Protocols and forms used in the care of our EGS patients can be