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Critical care medicine is medical care for those whose life-threatening illness or injuries require constant, comprehensive monitoring by a team of specially trained health care providers. Every critical care physician at Houston Methodist is fully trained and credentialed in critical care, often in addition to another specialty. Members of the critical care team are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 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.
Working with advanced technology, such as mechanical ventilation, heart pumps, dialysis and radiotherapy, critical care specialists are always available to treat your complex critical illness.