Surgical Critical Care

Surgical Critical Care is a subspecialty of surgery and a primary component of general surgery related to the care of patients with acute, life-threatening or potentially life-threatening surgical conditions. Surgical Critical Care not only incorporates knowledge and skills of nonoperative techniques for supportive care for critically ill patients but also a broad understanding of the relationship between critical surgical illness and surgical procedures.

ABEM-certified physicians attain subspecialty certification through the American Board of Surgery (ABS), which defines the eligibility and credentialing requirements; develops, administers, analyzes, and scores the examination; and reports exam results.