The Division of General and Trauma Surgery at UPMC offers world-class comprehensive trauma care as well as general surgery procedures by a team of experts and specialists who work together in the study, development, and implementation of new procedures and devices. In recent years, our clinical services have shown a dramatic increase in activity, volume, and complexity, and our facilities have become premier centers for treatment and research in the surgical field.
The Division of General Surgery continues to develop its mission of clinical services, research, and teaching under the leadership of Dr. Andrew B. Peitzman, who was appointed chief of the division in 1997 and who is also the executive vice-chairman for the Department of Surgery.
The division also encompasses the Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery Program at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, which continues to treat high volumes of bariatric surgery patients and offers gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding using minimally invasive techniques.
In addition, to better meet the needs of our patients, we have begun expanding our our outpatient surgical services to many locations throughout the community.
For more than 30 years, the Trauma Program at UPMC has provided state-of-the-art emergency care to patients in the emergency room setting.
UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Mercy are home to Level I Regional Resource Trauma Centers that provide immediate evaluation and treatment for patients with life-threatening, chronic, or acute medical or surgical conditions.
UPMC Mercy is the only facility in western Pennsylvania to have a Level I trauma center and comprehensive burn center under one roof.