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The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Tufts Medical Center is a nationally recognized ten-bed, quaternary care ICU. We provide state-of-the-art post-surgical care for patients being treated for conditions ranging from liver transplantation to high-risk obstetrics.

Tufts Medical Center’s Surgical Critical Care areas of special expertise include:

  • Resuscitation from circulatory shock 
  • Diagnosis and management of severe sepsis
  • Prolonged care of patients who have survived catastrophic illness

Dedication to patient safety

In particular, the SICU staff is committed to maintaining its’ already extremely low mortality numbers. Our team uses the newest, low-cost effective measures possible to enhancing quality and safety for our patients. After recently looking at some of our outcome data, we found that these unique safety measures have resulted in an estimated 562 additional lives saved over the last 15 years.

Focusing on the patient and their family

The focus of the SICU is patient-centered care with special attention to families and their unique circumstances. Visiting hours are extremely flexible. Pagers are handed out to families so that they can be notified of important and timely messages.

To access information on surgical critical care regarding a specific patient, please contact us directly at 617-636-5507.