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Acute Care Surgery

 (802) 847-7853

111 Colchester Avenue
Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 5
Burlington, VT 05401

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The University of Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department in Burlington, VT, offers excellence in trauma surgery, burn-related surgery and surgical critical care.

As Vermont's only Level I Trauma Center-and the first in the U.S. to be verified for both children and adults-you can be assured that you and your family have access to the most advanced trauma surgery and surgical critical care available in the event of a serious injury or accident.

Setting New Standards in Trauma Surgery and Critical Care

At The UVM Medical Center, we are extremely proud that our mortality rates are below the national benchmark for major trauma centers across the United States.

Our highly skilled trauma surgeons specialize in critical care, have expertise in trauma care and are board-certified in general surgery. Some of our trauma surgery specialties include:

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Burns
  • Complicated hernia surgery
  • Complicated wound management
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery

Common procedures include:

The following procedures are performed by Trauma attending physicians:

  • Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder)
  • Complicated Incisional Hernias
  • Emergent General Surgery
  • Incisional/Ventral Hernias
  • Inguinal/Femoral Hernias
    • Laparoscopic Appendectomy (removal of the appendix)
    • Laparoscopic Nissen
    • Necrotizing InfectionsLaparoscopic Surgery

Level I Trauma Center

The UVM Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center, which means we meet or exceed strict national standards in providing the highest level of specialty care to trauma patients.

As a referral center serving the Vermont and northern New York with advanced-level trauma surgery and critical care, we are ready around the clock, 365 days a year, for any type of emergency. We care for approximately 1,000 trauma victims each year-people who have been critically injured in car, hunting or skiing accidents, as well as fires, drownings or shootings, among other incidents.


Another way our trauma surgery specialists serve patients throughout the region is through the use of technology, which places The UVM Medical Center specialists with advanced expertise in the emergency rooms of 12 community hospitals in rural locations. Using two-way interactive video, this technology, known as eHealth, allows the local provider and the trauma surgeon to interact and develop a care plan when every second counts.

Injury Prevention Program

The UVM Medical Center offers a variety of injury prevention programs and resources to help you and your family live a healthier lifestyle. From falls and fire prevention to sports and helmet safety, our goal is to help you avoid injuries and feel good any time of the year.

Learn More About the Trauma Surgery at The UVM Medical Center

Explore this site for more information about our comprehensive emergency care, including our 24/7 emergency room, or call us anytime at 802-847-2434.

	  	  Adam  Ackerman, MD
Adam Ackerman, MD
General Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Gary C. An, MD
General Surgery
David Ciesla, MD
General Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Andrew L. Erb, MD
General Surgery
Mark P. Hamlin, MD
Critical Care Medicine
Margaret A. Tandoh, MD
General Surgery
Surgical Critical Care
Kathleen H. Tarkington, PA-C
General Surgery
Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic)
Gino T. Trevisani, MD
General Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery