Multi Speciality Medical Practice located in Dobbs Ferry, NY & Yonkers, NY
If you’ve been injured in an accident or have other immediate surgical needs, turn to Symphony Medical, at its Andrus office in Yonkers, New York. The skilled surgical team offers superior acute care surgery to treat your condition and reduce the risk of serious or life-threatening complications. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.
Acute Care Surgery Q & A
What is acute care surgery?
Acute care surgery at Symphony Medical includes emergency surgery for trauma or critical care patients.
You might need acute care surgery if you’ve been in an accident, experienced other types of trauma, or are very ill and need surgery right away.
Who needs acute care surgery?
Acute care surgery is often used for critically ill patients or struggle with traumatic injuries. These patients may need immediate surgery because of:
- Severe infections
- Respiratory failure
- Internal bleeding
- Severe bleeding
- Advanced multi-organ failure
- Traumatic injuries
- Severe burns
- Limb-threatening conditions
- Critical illnesses
- Going into shock
- Serious fractures
- Bullet wounds
You may need acute care surgery because of a serious sports injury, car accident, physical assault, or other types of trauma. The skilled Symphony Medical team is highly trained in acute care surgery to ensure the best possible outcomes.
What happens during acute care surgery?
You may not have time to prepare for acute care surgery, as it’s often an emergency. Your provider gives you medication to numb your body or makes you fall asleep, so you don’t feel any discomfort.
They monitor your vital signs before and during the procedure. Your surgeon makes tiny incisions and removes, repairs, or replaces tissues to reduce the risk of serious or life-threatening complications. Afterward, they close the incisions and let you rest in a recovery area.
What should I expect after my surgery?
After acute care surgery, your medical team again monitors your vital signs. You might stay in a hospital for a night or two — or longer in some cases. Follow all of your post-surgery instructions by taking medications as directed, getting plenty of rest, drinking a lot of fluids, and eating nutritious foods.
When you’re ready to return home, have a friend or family member drive you there and stay with you. Avoid strenuous activity until your specialist gives you permission, complete physical therapy sessions if needed, and attend all follow-up appointments with your surgical team.
If you or a loved one needs acute care surgery after a serious illness or trauma, call Symphony Medical, book an appointment online, or walk in today.