Critical Care Medicine at Sugar Land

Critical Care

When you’re suffering from an acute life-threatening illness or injury, you need the care and expertise of a board-certified intensivist, a doctor dedicated exclusively to critical care in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting. At Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, our intensivists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and specialize in diagnosing and treating critically ill patients with complex conditions. That means you receive the most advanced care possible when you need it most. 


Highest Level of Care for Life-threatening Conditions 


Our goal is to provide the highest level of care for critical conditions using the latest technology and treatments. We offer: 


  • An elite team of board-certified intensivists. Our intensivists specialize in pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, cardiovascular anesthesia, emergency anesthesiology and surgery, in addition to critical care. Studies show that intensivist-directed care leads to better outcomes for patients, including reduced numbers of complications and shorter hospital stays
  • An award-winning facility and staff. We’ve been recognized with a Silver Beacon Award of Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, as well as a Grade A rating from a Hospital Safety Score ratings program 
  • State-of-the-art technology and monitoring systems. We utilize a variety of innovative approaches depending on your individual needs. These include bedside bronchoscopy (a tool used to see the inside of the airways and lungs), intra-aortic balloon pump (to help your heart pump blood), hypothermia therapy for cardiac arrest, special rotating beds to prevent and treat respiratory conditions, continuous renal replacement therapy to treat acute kidney failure and much more
  • Stratus language interpretation services. A groundbreaking new system that allows our staff to communicate more effectively with patients from all backgrounds, Stratus translates more than 300 spoken and signed languages and provides interpreters in person, as well as via video and audio  


Services We Offer 


Our intensivists provide treatment for a wide range of both surgical and medical conditions using the most advanced tools and procedures available, including: 


  • Acute stroke care using tPA, the gold standard for treating ischemic stroke (caused by a blockage), and endovascular surgery for hemorrhagic (brain bleed) stroke 
  • Expert cardiac care for heart attack, heart failure and pericarditis (inflammation of the heart) using intravenous medications and advanced surgical procedures
  • Advanced post-neurosurgical care to treat brain tumors, aneurysms, bleeds and blood clots and more  
  • Antibiotic therapy and supportive care for patients with severe pneumonia and sepsis (blood infection) 
  • EkoSonic endovascular system, a device that delivers ultrasonic waves via a catheter and clot-dissolving drugs to treat blood clots such as pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) and deep vein thrombosis (blood clot that forms deep in the body)
  • Innovative Arctic Sun Therapy to help regulate the body temperature of patients in cardiac arrest  
  • Rothman Index System to provide minute-by-minute digital health analysis and vital signs for critically ill patients 
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479