Our cardiothoracic team is Northeast Wisconsin’s premiere surgical group. With years of combined clinical practice, our providers possess the knowledge and experience to perform various cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.
We understand the importance of staying current with modern advancements in heart surgery. That's why we constantly seek out new techniques and technologies to enhance the quality of care we provide. We can offer our patients the most effective and cutting-edge treatments by staying at the forefront of medical innovation.
What sets our team apart is the unique interests and abilities that our providers bring. Their diversity helps us see each case differently and customize treatment plans to meet your needs. We are invested in providing care for heart and chest surgeries that is compassionate and successful.
Surgical Services and Programs
Our entire team brings skill and experience to a well-established tradition of excellence. We are proud of our commitment to quality, continuous learning and patient-centered care. Trust us to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.
Our providers work together to offer the most advanced level of surgical expertise available, including:
- Cardiothoracic surgery
- General thoracic surgery
- Major thoracic vascular procedures
- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
- Non-cardiac surgery of the chest
- Robotic thoracic surgery
- Surgery for an acquired or congenial heart disorder
We introduce new surgical capabilities at Bellin Hospital, including robotic thoracic surgery, endovascular thoracic aneurysm repair, minimally invasive valve surgery, video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
As a result, our team now offers the most complex and complete heart surgery program in the area. Their breadth of knowledge and training, combined with this broad scope of innovative techniques, allows them to personalize every patient's treatment to their unique needs.
Providing Skilled Cardiac Surgeries
At Bellin Health, we prioritize the well-being of our patients above all else. Our surgeons undergo rigorous training by the requirements set by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Yet each brings a special skill set to the practice. This ensures they have the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver the highest standard of surgical care.
We offer a wide range of procedures to address various heart conditions, including:
- Aortic root replacement
- Aortic valve replacement
- Atrial fibrillation ablation (MAZE procedure)
- Closure of atrial septal defects
- Coronary artery bypass with endoscopic vein harvesting (EVH)
- Minimally invasive valve surgery
- Mitral Valve repair or replacement
- Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB)
- Pacemaker and internal cardioverter-defibrillator implantation (ICD)
- Removal of tumors of the heart
- Repair of aortic dissection
- Repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Tricuspid valve surgery
Non-Cardiac Surgery of the Chest
• Lung resection
• Removal of chest tumors
• Surgery for collapsed lung (pneumothorax)
We regularly share our results with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) database to maintain high care standards. This database allows us to compare our performance with other healthcare institutions in the country. It helps us identify areas for improvement and strive for excellence. We use various procedures and information from the STS database to help our patients get the best results.