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    Acute Care Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

    Chief, Section of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: Andrew Bernard, MD 

    Associate Chief Medical Officer, Perioperative Services: Christopher DeSimone, MD

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    The UK Chandler Hospital trauma program is an American College of Surgeons accredited Level 1 Trauma Center. Our Trauma Center is one of only three Level 1 centers serving the needs of Kentuckians. Our trauma center physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing timely, excellent and cost-effective care for patients with complex, multi-system trauma or single system trauma requiring specialized surgical services. To find out more about our Level 1 Trauma Center, please visit www.mc.uky.edu/surgery/General 

    Trauma remains the leading cause of mortality and morbidity for individuals younger than 40 years of age. Organized trauma systems with specialized centers devoted to the evaluation and treatment of trauma are effective in reducing rates of death and disability associated with injury.

    The surgical critical care service provides consultative services for surgical patients in the intensive care units, giving experience in hemodynamic monitoring, ventilator management, nutritional support, sepsis, and organ failure. The section is actively involved in cardiogenic, hemorrhagic and septic shock research, investigation of L-arginine metabolism after trauma, and lymphatic function in shock states.

    For patient appointments: 859-257-3253    Fax: 859-323-1203

  • Specialties

    • Acute care surgery
    • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
    • General surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Nutrition
    • Surgical critical care
    • Trauma surgery
    • Virtual ICU

  • Clinic locations 

  • Kentucky Clinic
    First floor, Wing D, Room L119
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

    Call 859-257-3253
    Fax 859-323-1203

  • Mailing address

    Department of Surgery
    Division of General Surgery
    800 Rose St., Room C224 
    Lexington KY 40536