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

Stathis J Poulakidas MD, FACS
Specializes in Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), Trauma Surgery
5668 E. State Street
Rockford, IL
(815) 229-7580

Dr. Stathis Poulakidas sees patients in Rockford, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, he is particularly interested in burns, surgical procedures, and trauma. Dr. Poulakidas takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Poulakidas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. His professional affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Burn Surgery, Trauma, Burns

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2300 N Rockton Avenue; Suite 304
Rockford, IL
(815) 964-3333

Dr. Donald McCanse's areas of specialization are trauma surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. McCanse at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), Legal Medicine, Trauma Surgery
2300 N Rockton Avenue; Suite 304
Rockford, IL
(815) 964-3333

Dr. Samuel Appavu practices legal medicine, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Rockford, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.