Welcome to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The SICU is a twenty-bed critical care unit that specializes in patient recovery of post-operative procedures including transplants; aneurysm repairs; resections; vascular endarterectomies; amputations and many other surgical procedures. We also accommodate patients from other surgical units.
In addition to post-surgery patients, SICU manages all of the adult Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation patients admitted to our hospital. Most of these patients have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome secondary to severe pneumonia, MVA trauma, burns, excessive fluid resuscitation, etc. We also support the few patients who go onto ECMO due to cardiac failure. These patients have had massive myocardial infarctions, cardiac arrest during cardiac procedures, are unable to come off bypass during surgery, and the ECMO machine becomes a bridge to another intervention, such as a heart transplant.
Our unit provides the intensivist-led multidisciplinary model of critical care in collaboration with primary surgical teams.