Emergency Surgery

Emergency surgery is non-elective surgery performed when the patient's life or well-being is in direct jeopardy. Because of the unique conditions for urgent acute surgery, operations are usually performed by a surgical team specially trained for management of a critical, or life threatening event.

Acute surgical emergencies performed at VMH include:

  • Caesarean sections
  • Obstetrical-related emergencies
  • Fractures
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Perforated Ulcer
  • Appendix
  • Peritonitis
  • Strangulated hernias