Surgery Critical Care

For challenging times when you or a loved one face a serious health situation that requires surgery, you want to find extraordinary critical care services nearby.

Advanced Post-Surgery Care Close to Home

Rely on expert surgical services and surgery critical care at OU Health hospitals in Oklahoma City and Edmond to support your immediate needs and long-term outlook. You benefit from the skill of exceptional surgeons, a wide array of surgical techniques and procedures – including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery – as well as advanced technology and the innovative patient-centered critical care that contributes to your optimal recovery.

How You Benefit from Surgery Critical Care

The care you receive after surgery makes a significant difference in both your short-term recovery and your overall, long-term health outcomes. When you get follow-up care in a Surgery Critical Care Unit (CCU) or Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospitals of OU Health, you benefit from working with specialists who hold advanced training in top-quality care for acute, life-threatening illness and injury, along with comprehensive services such as:

  • Complex ventilator management and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Management of organ failure from shock, infection or major trauma
  • Continuous individual monitoring for prompt attention to your specific situation

By adopting concepts from the national Society of Critical Care Medicine’s ABCDEF Bundle, your post-surgery critical care team can quickly recognize and treat delirium, enhance pain management and improve long-term effects for adults who stay in OU Health’s critical care or intensive care units.

Advanced Technology to Support Your Care & Comfort

Combining the latest technology with personal attention and monitoring, your post-surgery critical care team and up-to-date facilities at OU Health provide exceptional support for your healing process.

You’ll stay in a large, warm and welcoming, well-appointed private room that incorporates an individualized nurse monitoring station using the latest technology to track your vital signs and other indicators of your progress. Within your suite, a private waiting area and a physician consultation room provide gathering places for your family members to meet with you and your doctor and care team.

Your Surgery Critical Care Team

At OU Health, you and your family become part of a multidisciplinary team focused on your care. Each day, your critical care providers join you and your doctors and family members in bedside discussions of your specific situation, health status and next steps.

Given the low patient-to-nurse ratio for OU Health critical care services, you benefit from regular interaction with your highly skilled nursing team who hold special training in intensive care situations. The combination of ongoing critical care monitoring with progressive, intermediate care approaches helps match the proper levels of support and continuous improvement efforts to your particular circumstances.