Trauma & Critical Care
The term “trauma” in the field of emergency medicine describes a physical trauma the body experiences. Trauma is usually caused by a severe or life-threatening injury following a sudden impact. Traumatic injuries can be catastrophic, as the body can slip into systemic shock, and vital organs can stop working. A trauma doctor stifles the injury and takes the necessary steps to repair the problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200,000 Americans die from fatal injuries every year. Immediate medical intervention is vital for a trauma injury, and our highly experienced surgeon is here for you and ready to perform critical interventions.
Common Traumatic Injuries
Spine fractures and spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Broken or dislocated jaw
Severe cuts and puncture wounds
Trauma Surgeons Vs. ER Doctors
Trauma surgeons and emergency room doctors both respond to emergencies, but do different things for the patient. An ER doctor treats anybody who goes into the emergency room, no matter what their injury or illness. They examine the patient, establish a further treatment plan, and stabilize the patient. Trauma surgeons, such as Ralph Guarneri, M.D. aren’t always stationed in the ER. If trauma patients require surgical, life-saving intervention, Dr. Ralph Guarneri, M.D. may be called in and his expertise put to use.
Trauma surgery is a field that requires much more extensive training than training to be an ER physician. Trauma surgeons must continuously update their knowledge about managing a diverse array of injuries and the latest treatment techniques.