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We found 5 trauma surgeons who accept Coventry near Morgantown, WV.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Gregory Schaefer's areas of specialization are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Schaefer attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaefer takes.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Wvu Poc One Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Cynthia Graves is a specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. She works in Morgantown, WV. She is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Graves accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Alison Wilson is a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensivist. Dr. Wilson takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1 Medical Center Drive; Po Box 9238
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Glenn Warden is a specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV
 

Dr. Dustin Petersen practices trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Petersen takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School 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.