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General Surgery Residency

Teaching Hospitals


UCH and Children's Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

UCH

The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is the region's leading specialty care and referral center with 409 beds and performing over 13,400 surgical procedures per year, with approximately 5800 inpatient and 7600 outpatient procedures. It is located at the state-of-the-art Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine. The Outpatient and Cancer Pavilions focus on primary and specialized outpatient care. The inpatient facility offers cutting edge medical care in all specialties.

Rotations for general surgery residents at University Hospital are in general, vascular, cardiothoracic, hand, plastic and reconstructive, burn, transplant, and trauma surgery; as well as anesthesia, surgical intensive care, neurosurgery, orthopedics, urologic surgery and emergency medicine.

Denver Health Medical Center

Denver Health Medical Center is a 360-bed acute care hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center providing the 911 emergency medical system for the City and County of Denver, as well as a network of neighborhood clinics for the medically indigent. As a Level 1 Trauma Center in collaboration with the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health serves as the Rocky Mountain Region Trauma Center for Colorado and the surrounding regions. Denver Health offers major teaching and academic opportunities in the areas of trauma management, surgical critical care, and treatment of common emergent surgical problems.

Approximately 7,900 operations are performed annually by members of the Department of Surgery, consisting of approximately 4600 inpatient procedures and 3300 outpatient procedures; 3,500 patients are admitted for trauma.

Rotations for general surgery residents are offered in general and plastic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, urology and orthopedic surgery.

Veterans Administration Medical Center

The surgical service of the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) includes sections of GI, tumor and endocrine; vascular, cardiothoracic, urology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, podiatry, and hand surgery.

The hospital facility has 166 operating beds. Staff members serve on a part-time basis, each member having a faculty appointment at the School of Medicine. Residents assume significant responsibility for patient care under the supervision of staff surgeons.

Over 3,100 operations are performed annually; most are major procedures involving relatively high-risk patients.

The Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1908, The Children’s Hospital is a 284-bed facility serving a 13-state region, and is the only resource in a six-state region with the comprehensive array of specialized services very sick children need. Pediatric surgical services housed at Children's include cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, pediatric surgery, urology, transplant surgery, burn surgery, and trauma. The hospital averages 10,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 14,900 surgical procedures per year, comprised of over 4100 inpatient and almost 10,700 outpatient procedures. The Children's Hospital is designated as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.

Rose Medical Center

Rose Medical Center is an established teaching service and provides surgical experience in a private practice setting. The medical center has 400 beds and performs almost 11, 200 surgical procedures per year at the hospital, with an additional 5600 procedures at the ambulatory surgical center. Residents assume care for private patients in general, thoracic and vascular surgery, as well as surgical oncology.