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Welcome to VCU Health Surgery

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Patients who come to VCU Health for surgery gain access to some of the most skilled surgeons and ground-breaking procedures in the world. For individuals in critical need, VCU Medical Center is the first and longest-standing, state-designated trauma center in Virginia and the only comprehensive Level I adult, pediatric and burn trauma center in the region. We are well-equipped to handle even the most complex traumatic injuries.

VCU Health has an integrated network of care offers a number of programs and centers dedicated to treating burns, cancer, heart conditions, and more.

Leading-edge care from skilled and exceptional hands.

We are renowned not only for our expertise and treatments, but a team of over 70 full-time surgeons and clinical staff who are dedicated to delivering high-quality patient care. We contribute to innovations in surgery and research, and educate medical students, residents, and fellows to meet the leading-edge healthcare demands of tomorrow.

The Critical Care Hospital at the VCU Medical Center is the only critical care facility in the Commonwealth, offering 232 private beds, 112 intensive-care unit beds and 10 state-of-the-art operating rooms. The hospital boasts first-rate accommodations, an ergonomically designed environment for the staff, and up-to-date facilities for patient care and education.

Innovative research, in a research institution.

VCU Health is part of a thriving urban comprehensive academic medical campus, affiliated with the renowned VCU School of Medicine. From its beginnings in 1838, the School of Medicine has maintained a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and health care. The Department of Surgery, in particular, has had an impressive history and impact on modern surgery, from the development of battlefield procedures in the Civil War, to management of burns, civilian trauma, and techniques in treatment of cancer and organ transplantation.