We found 6 trauma surgeons who accept Humana Silver HMO near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Lance Wayland Griffin, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Lance Griffin works as a trauma surgeon in Galveston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Griffin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Sara Michelle Demola, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Mc 1172
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Sara Demola specializes in trauma surgery and practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Demola has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Demola obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Kristene K Gugliuzza, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Kristene Gugliuzza is a medical specialist in trauma surgery, transplant surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gugliuzza honors. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Gugliuzza has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Marilyn Marx, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Marilyn Marx is a Galveston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery. She graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Marx accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Thomas Duke Kimbrough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Kimbrough is a specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. He works in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Kimbrough's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Kimbrough is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. William J Mileski, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. William Mileski is a physician who specializes in trauma surgery. Dr. Mileski honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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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