The Critical Care Medicine Division at The Methodist Hospital offers multidisciplinary, expert care to patients with acute, critical illness. Every physician is fully trained and credentialed in critical care, often in addition to another specialty. Members of the critical care team are on call 24/7 to diagnose and treat patients with acute complications that can develop as a result of major surgical intervention, advanced cancer or progressive diseases, including sepsis, multi-organ failure, shock and cardiovascular collapse.
Our highly specialized critical care physicians coordinate care for ICU patients, taking a proactive approach to the treatment of cardiac or respiratory distress, as well as other systemic complications. Working with advanced technology such as mechanical ventilation, heart pumps, dialysis and radiotherapy, critical-care specialists are always available to treat complex critical illnesses.
The Critical Care Medicine Division works closely with the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and is always on call to care for the specialized needs of patients who develop acute illnesses.