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Abrazo General Surgery Residency Locations

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus - Primary Clinical Teaching Site

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is a 217-bed hospital and one of five hospitals in the Abrazo Health Network. With over 928 affiliated physicians, Abrazo Arrowhead is committed to providing safe and quality care to each patient and a safe and effective learning environment for residents. The services offered at Arrowhead are the following:

  • Da Vinci robotic surgery
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Emergency care services
  • Cardiology
  • Maternal and fetal medicine
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Vascular surgery
  • General surgery
  • Urology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wound care
  • Trauma care

With this wide range of services, residents will receive a well-rounded education and clinical experience in general surgery cases. The rotation experiences at Abrazo Arrowhead include plastics, soft tissue, breast, head and neck and oncological surgeries. They also include minimally invasive surgeries of the alimentary, abdominal and colorectal regions. All resident PGY levels (1-5) will have rotations at this location. The faculty and staff at Abrazo Arrowhead are dedicated to training residents to become independent, comprehensively trained physicians in the practiced of general surgery.


Abrazo West Campus – Emergency and Trauma Training

The Abrazo West Campus is a 188-bed hospital located in Goodyear, Arizona. Abrazo West has received Level I Trauma Center distinction. Abrazo West is where patients are treated for:

  • Emergency cases
  • Heart and vascular conditions
  • Surgical and procedural care
  • ICU
  • Rehabilitation care

This acute-care hospital also offers advanced surgical technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and the Level 1 Trauma Center offers advanced treatments for a variety of traumatic injuries. The rotation experiences include adult trauma surgeries, acute care surgeries and surgical critical care with involvement in the ICU. Residents also have exposure to pancreo-hepatobiliary and spleen rotations. PGY levels 1-4 will have rotations at this site.


Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital – Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Training

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is a world-leading cardiac care center opened in 1998. The surgery resident rotations include cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. PGY levels 1, 2, and 5 have rotations at this site. The faculty and staff at Arizona Heart are dedicated to training residents to become independent, comprehensively trained physicians in the practice of general surgery.


Program Rotations Outside the Abrazo Network

The following rotations take place outside of the Abrazo Network:

  • Two months out of the PGY-4 year are spent at Phoenix Children’s Hospital where residents observe and participate in pediatric surgery with level appropriate supervision.
  • PGY-3 residents spend one month at Maricopa Medical Center in the burn unit and one month at St. Joseph’s Medical Center observing and performing transplants under faculty supervision.