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We found 3 trauma surgeons who accept Humana near Rockford, IL.

Dr. Stathis J Poulakidas, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Stathis Poulakidas is a trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Rockford, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include burns, surgical procedures, and trauma. His professional affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Poulakidas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Poulakidas attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Poulakidas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Clinical interests: Burns, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

Dr. Samuel K Appavu, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2300 N Rockton Avenue; Suite 304
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Samuel Appavu sees patients in Rockford, IL. His medical specialties are legal medicine, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2300 N Rockton Avenue; Suite 304
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Donald McCanse is a Rockford, IL physician who specializes in trauma surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. McCanse has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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What is Trauma Surgery?

Accidents and injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under 40. When injuries are severe enough to require emergency surgery, patients may be treated by a trauma surgeon, a doctor who specializes in providing surgical help to save critically injured patients.

Due to the nature of their work, trauma surgeons are most often located in emergency departments of hospitals. The specialty is closely related to emergency medicine and acute care surgery, but trauma surgery specifically focuses on surgical care needed to repair sudden and unexpected physical injuries.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and procedures that a trauma surgeon might see include:
  • Blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot, stab wound, or deep cut
  • Crushing trauma, such as some work or machinery accidents
  • Severe burns
  • Tracheostomy, an emergency surgery to open a blocked airway

Trauma surgeons work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens, that arrive in the emergency room. They do the critical work of resuscitating and stabilizing patients who may be near death. They are able to make quick decisions about what care is needed and the best way to provide it. By providing urgent expertise and surgery in an emergency, they save lives.