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Shock

Shock happens when the body's blood pressure is too low and not enough blood and oxygen can get to its organs and tissues. Causes of shock include internal or external bleeding, dehydration, burns, or severe vomiting and/or diarrhea. All of these involve the loss of large amounts of body fluids. Shock often accompanies injury.

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Surgical Critical Care

The Division of Surgical Critical Care at Tufts MC in Boston provides post-surgical care for patients in our Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
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Doctors + Care Team

Horacio M. Hojman, MD

Horacio M. Hojman, MD

Title(s): Surgical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Associate Director, Trauma Surgery; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4488
Fax #: 617-636-8172

Trauma, surgical critical care, acute care surgery

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Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Stanley A. Nasraway, MD

Title(s): Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4630
Fax #: 617-636-8172

Internal medicine, critical care medicine

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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