Dr. Tracey Dechert, one of our Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon, preforming surgery.
BY: Boston Trauma Staff, Boston Medical Center offers patients undergoing a surgical procedure a streamlined perioperative experience. The process begins in the pre-operative holding area, and continues where final preparations and an emphasis on patient safety occurs, and includes pre-operative consultation if needed. After the surgical procedure takes place, patients recover in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Each year 20,000 cases of all types are performed by 16 surgical services, including pediatric and obstetrical procedures, and complex minimally invasive robotically assisted cardiac and urological operations. As part of its commitment to care for the critically-ill patients, BMC has perioperative services available 24/7, 365 days a year for all ill and injured patients and of the 20,000 annual cases approx. 15-20% are urgent/emergent cases.