In most hospitals a patient requiring emergency surgery whether they’re in the emergency room or already admitted to the hospital for another problem would have to wait for a surgeon to become available or at night wait for their surgeon to come in from home. Not so at Thomas Jefferson! The Division of Acute Care Surgery provides emergency surgery coverage at the attending surgeon level in-house 24/7. Patients requiring emergency surgery get evaluation and treatment by a board certified attending surgeon quickly and efficiently. Fewer delays in needed emergency surgery result in better outcomes for our patients and shorter hospital stays.