Medical, Surgical & Critical Care

Critical care, or intensive care medicine, is guided by a basic principle: hospitals need to pay special attention to patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Our multidisciplinary critical care teams at Duke Health serve very ill patients in a variety of specialties, including: pediatrics, anesthesiology, neurology, internal medicine and surgery.

Intensive care units (ICUs) accommodate these patients to provide them with the thorough treatment they need – from frequent monitoring to life support – whether over a period of hours, days, or weeks.

 

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers general ICU care led by expert intensivists. Most commonly, patients utilize critical care services in the following areas:

  • Cardiac
  • Medical
  • Neurology and Neuro-surgical
  • Surgical

Expert intensivists at Duke Regional Hospital offer general ICU care, most often in the following areas:

  • Cardiac
  • Medical
  • Neurology
  • Surgical

Duke University Hospital serves critical care units in the following areas of specialty:

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Cardiac
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Medical
  • Neonatal
  • Neurologic
  • Pediatric
  • Surgical/Trauma