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Massachusetts General Hospital has cared for critically ill patients since its inception in 1811. Over the years, we have developed a systematic approach for treating these patients. Key components include:
All surgeons in our division are experienced intensivists with qualifications and credentials in critical care. As a result, surgeons oversee the full continuum of care for a patient, from the Emergency Department to the operating room to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit through transition to a general care bed or rehabilitation.
The following factors also enhance our surgical critical care capabilities.
Our surgeons are complemented by a rich network of professionals in the Mass General Trauma Center, including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, chaplains and respiratory therapists. We work closely with specialists in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Department of Neurosurgery, the Department of Emergency Medicine and other services, offering a breadth and depth of expertise available at few other institutions.
Our team includes an attending physician from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mass General andSpaulding Rehabilitation Hospital who guides the patient's rehabilitation care at Mass General from the day of admission. If the patient is later transferred to Spaulding or another facility, we handle all the paperwork to ensure he or she has a seamless transition.
One of the first of its kind in the country, our Surgical Critical Care/Acute Surgery Fellowship allows surgeons to develop advanced proficiency in managing all aspects of the patient's surgical and intensive care needs. We also train residents in the Mass General Surgical Residency Program, where we emphasize the critical care aspects of surgery.
Our division regularly conducts clinical and basic science research projects focusing on various areas of critical care. Patients may have the option to take part in clinical research projects involving the latest treatments and technologies.
MGH Hotline 8.13.10 HASAN ALAM, MD, of the Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at MGH, starred in the sixth episode of "Boston Med."
Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care (TESSCC)
For patient care inquiries, please call: 617-726-2760.For administrative issues, please call: 617-726-9591.
1. Call MD Connectat 1-877-MD-REFER (1-877-637-3337) and explain that you would prefer to transfer your patient to Massachusetts General Hospital.2. Talk directly to an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. After providing pertinent medical data to our transfer coordinators, either stay on the line or return to your patient and our attending physician will call you back promptly.3. Decide if you would like MD Connect to handle ambulance transport. Simply tell our transfer coordinators that you would like MD Connect to manage transportation to Massachusetts General Hospital, and we will make the arrangements.
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