The UCLA Sections of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care provide around-the-clock care for trauma and emergency surgery patients, including those with the most complex injuries and conditions.
Dr. Henry Cryer is section chief and head of the Trauma and Emergency Surgery Programs, which are major referral practices in Southern California. The UCLA Trauma Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons and the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Board as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center.
The UCLA Trauma Center treats an average of 1,200 patients annually, including more than 250 patients with critical injuries. In addition to the trauma surgery team, specialists in orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, radiology, anesthesiology and pain medicine, critical care and emergency medicine deliver the full spectrum of expert care. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center provides state-of-the-art equipment to resuscitate, stabilize and support the most critically injured patient.
Each year, our team admits an average of 2500 emergency-surgery patients and performs more than 1000 operative procedures. Our surgeons manage a variety of non-traumatic surgical emergencies such as:
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and Neurocritical Unit are staffed by experienced intensivists with Board Certification in Surgical and Anesthesiology Critical Care. As a result, we seamlessly deliver critical-care services from the emergency department to the surgical and neurosurgical critical-care units.