Burn, Trauma, and Critical Care

The Burn, Trauma, and Critical Care Surgical Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center is widely known for its seminal contributions to the field of burn and trauma care.

More than 5,000 patients are admitted to our three dedicated trauma services every year, and the burn center admits more than 600 pediatric and adult patients each year. Our burn unit, which has a total of 30 beds, serves as the Regional Burn Unit for North Texas.

The Burn, Trauma, and Critical Care Program’s goal is to return patients to their highest level of function by attending to their physical, psychological, social, and vocational needs. Our physicians engage in comprehensive consultations with a team of experts to discuss each patient’s condition and determine the best course of action for treatment.

Once a treatment program is determined, the medical center offers each patient the most sophisticated technology and surgical techniques available.

Medical services include treatment of numerous conditions including:

  • Amputation
  • Cardiac failure
  • Central nervous system crisis
  • Management of shock and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Multisystem organ failure
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sepsis
  • Transplantation

Patients in our critical care department are often faced with life-changing circumstances. As a result, our dedication to providing expert and compassionate care makes an important difference in our patients’ treatment and can change their outlook on the future.