The Division of Acute Care Surgery consists of faculty members with a special interest in the care of general surgery, emergency general surgery, trauma, burns, and surgical and neurosciences intensive care unit with a full spectrum of care and consultation services.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is an American College of Surgeons verified Level-1 Adult and Level-1 Pediatric Trauma center as well as a verified Burn Treatment Center by the American Burn Association. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics serves as a major referral center for critically injured adult and pediatric patients, admitting more than 1,400 patients for traumatic injuries each year.
The Acute Care Surgery Clinic specializes in a number of different operations, some of which are considered areas of specialization by the Acute Care Surgery Clinic. These include:
Emergency General Surgery:
Visceral organ perforation
Acute internal bleeding
Free air under the diaphragm
Necrotizing acute soft tissue infection
Biliary Disease (open or laparoscopy)
Hernia (open or laparoscopy)
Peptic Ulcer Disease:
Obstruction or mass
Small and Large Bowel Disease:
Placement of stable
enteric feeding access (PEG, G-tube, J-tube)