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Acute Care Surgery

Acute Care Surgery Services In Chevy Chase, MD

Acute Care Surgery

When appendicitis or other surgical emergencies strike, you can rely on the expertise of Thomas G. Zorc, MD. Through his acute care surgery services, Dr. Zorc performs emergency surgeries in area hospitals and in a fully accredited outpatient surgical suite. He uses advanced surgical expertise to evaluate and treat acute problems such as gallbladder inflammation, appendicitis, and intestinal blockage.  He also treats conditions that need same-day attention such as lacerations or drainage of an abscess in an outpatient surgical suite so you can avoid the hassles of the hospital emergency room. Call the Chevy Chase, Maryland, office if you need to schedule an urgent appointment for acute care surgery services today.

Acute Care Surgery Q & A

What is acute care surgery?

Acute care surgery focuses on surgical treatments necessary to address potentially life-threatening illnesses and emergency conditions that result from injury or disease.

Dr. Zorc provides comprehensive, patient-centered surgical services for a range of acute care conditions. He partners with other emergency medicine specialists to ensure the best outcome and support your recovery.

Why would I need acute care surgery?

You might be a candidate for acute care surgery if you have a medical emergency such as:

  • Lacerations
  • Abscesses
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Inflamed gallbladder
  • Traumatic injuries

Dr. Zorc also provides comprehensive surgical services for wound care if you have an open wound that is slow to heal or doesn’t heal properly. Diagnostic technologies are available on-site and you may not have to travel anywhere else to get the answers you need about your condition. Dr. Zorc discusses all your options for acute care surgery, so you can make the most informed decisions about your health.

What can I expect during acute care surgery?

Depending on your type of surgery, Dr. Zorc may complete your procedure in a nearby, fully accredited surgical suite. The suite allows him to perform acute care surgeries on an outpatient basis, so you can return home the same day to start your recovery.

For more complex surgery, Dr. Zorc coordinates your surgery with the staff at an area hospital. He works with hospital-based teams to provide the surgery you need. You may need to spend time in the hospital under medical observation for the initial part of your recovery.

Following surgery, Dr. Zorc continues to monitor your healing progress. You can expect to schedule routine follow-up visits in the office, so he can check your incisions. Dr. Zorc also provides guidance for your safe return to work and other activities. If you need medical attention after hours, Dr. Zorc makes himself available to answer any questions you have about your postsurgical recovery. 

Call the office of Thomas G. Zorc, MD, to learn more about the available acute care surgery services today.