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Trauma surgery utilizes both operative and non-operative management techniques to treat severe injuries caused by accidents, violence, and other traumatic events. Trauma surgery typically takes place within critical care or specialized trauma centers. Trauma surgeons are often called upon to treat bone fractures, lacerations, burns, and life-threatening internal injuries.
To schedule a consultation for trauma surgery in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, or Queen Creek, please contact Surgical Professionals at 480-892-2456.
Who Needs Trauma Surgery?
Your physician may recommend trauma surgery to treat the following conditions:
- Thermal burns
- Toxic inhalation
- Perforated bowel/ulcer
- Abdominal abscess
- Incarcerated hernia
These conditions are potential emergencies and should be evaluated in the emergency room.
Types of Trauma Surgeries
- Trauma evaluation
- Exploratory laparotomy (examination of the abdominal cavity for bleeding and injury)
- Emergency thoracotomy (for treatment of lung injuries)
- Chest wall stabilization (for treatment of rib fractures)
- Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
- Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
- Tracheostomy (creating an opening in the neck to insert a tube within the windpipe)
Some of these procedures can be performed via laparoscopy or robotic surgery. This involves the insertion of a camera and surgical tools through a small incision rather than a large one. This results in less pain, smaller scars, and expedited recovery periods.
Risks of Trauma Surgery
Trauma surgeries are among the most difficult to perform. When the procedure is because of an accident, burns, etc., multiple organs and systems can require immediate attention. These procedures are often extremely complex and require the most significant degree of surgical skill to perform.
All surgeries have risks associated with the procedure. Some of these are rather serious, and it’s important to discuss these with the physician before the procedure. When trauma occurs, possible complications include but are not limited to:
- Pulmonary embolism
- Cellulitis or decubitus ulcer
- Postprocedural hemorrhage
- Postprocedural hematoma
- Postoperative stroke
- Aspiration pneumonia
- Urinary tract complications
The potential complications vary depending on each surgery. Your physician will discuss these with you before the procedure. Our team of dedicated trauma surgeons makes every effort to minimize the risk of complications for our patients.
Please ask your surgeon any specific questions you have regarding potential complications.
Recovering from Trauma Surgery
Following the operation, you will be transferred into a postoperative recovery area. At this stage, your surgeon and other medical team members will monitor your health for any signs of complications.
When you awake, your surgeon will meet with you to discuss the surgery results and whether any follow-up surgeries will be required. Every traumatic event is different, and you may require further surgery, physical therapy, or long-term care.
Schedule Trauma Surgery in Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert & Surrounding Areas
Most traumatic surgeries can’t wait for you to delay treatment. When traumatic events occur, the team at Surgical Professionals is ready to assist you. Our team of general surgeons has decades of combined experience you can trust. When emergencies occur, our team will answer your call.
If we don’t believe that your health condition does not require surgical intervention, we will not hesitate to tell you so. Our patients’ health and safety are our primary responsibility, and if we are unable to assist you, we will refer you to a provider who can.
Please contact Surgical Professionals at 480-892-2456 to schedule a consultation for trauma surgery in Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, or surrounding areas.