At Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, we’re always ready to provide lifesaving care. We offer 24/7 trauma surgery services to adults and children at three accredited trauma centers in eastern Pennsylvania – one of which is the largest Level I Trauma Center in the region at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest. Top-level care also is provided at LVH–Hazleton, a Level IV Trauma Center and LVH–Pocono, the only Level III Trauma Center in Pennsylvania.
Our highly experienced team includes fellowship-trained trauma surgeons as well as nurses and other professionals who are committed to providing seamless care when you need us most.
Trauma surgery at Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence
At the Institute for Surgical Excellence, we offer:
Unmatched trauma care capabilities
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes accredited trauma centers capable of caring for a wide range of emergent situations and injuries. The Fleming Trauma System and Mattioli Level I Trauma Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest provides the highest level of care in the region for adults and children with traumatic injuries. Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg is a Level II Trauma Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono is a Level III Trauma Center and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton is a Level IV Trauma Center. Each location helps us deliver lifesaving care to more families throughout the region.
Care for the most complex cases
Our expert team and extensive capabilities mean that we care for the most serious emergencies. A team of board-certified trauma surgeons and other trauma-trained professionals is always ready to deliver lifesaving care at a moment’s notice.
Our trauma teams dedicate their lives to what they do. Our surgeons, nurses and other trauma specialists work closely together with LVHN–MedEvac professionals to make sure patients get the care they need, precisely when they need it.
We have treated more than 40,000 people affected by a traumatic injury over the past decade. We have also performed 70 percent more surgeries than other centers in the area. This volume ensures our trauma teams are well-practiced, offering patients skillful precision when it matters most.
Dedicated units for unique needs
We offer multiple units dedicated to caring for people with special kinds of urgent needs:
- Regional Burn Center treats adults and children with all sizes and types of burns.
- Children’s ER – the only one in the region – offers expert pediatric care in an environment suited for children’s unique needs.
- We also have a unit focused on caring for older adults with trauma-related needs.
Patients who suffer a traumatic event may need physical, occupational or speech therapy to fully recover. We offer a range of rehabilitation services, in both outpatient and inpatient settings.Learn more
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Communication during surgery
For families, the hardest part of surgery is waiting and wondering. LVHN now offers secure mobile updates using the EASE app.