Dell Seton now accepting burn patients

Now you can count on Seton to care for even more of your emergency needs at Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, which recently launched a new burn program.

The burn program enhances the existing world-class trauma care at Seton’s newest teaching hospital, and treats burns covering 30 percent or less of the body’s surface area.

Ben Coopwood, MD, is heading up the burn initiative along with Dell Seton’s trauma team. He said Seton has increased its resources, including an extensive surgical ICU and a growing plastic surgery program. These resources allow for more support and bandwidth to care for burn patients.

“We are really excited to share this program with the community,” Coopwood said. “We felt like we could responsibly expand our burn services now that our medical offerings have matured throughout the last five to 10 years.”

The burn program is designed with the American Burn Association guidelines at the center of its model. Dell Seton physicians can care for burns to specific areas of the body, including face, hands, feet and joints, for anyone age 15 or older.