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

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Dr. Stathis J Poulakidas, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5668 E. State Street; Suite 1000
Rockford, IL

Dr. Stathis Poulakidas' areas of specialization are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Rockford, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Poulakidas (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Poulakidas's areas of expertise include burns, surgical procedures, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Poulakidas is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Burns, Surgical Procedures, Trauma

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

Dr. Donald McCanse works as a trauma surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. McCanse is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCanse takes.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
2300 N Rockton Avenue; Suite 304
Rockford, IL

Dr. Samuel Appavu is a legal medicine, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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