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Our services

Depending on the care required, TAP services may be provided at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center on Milwaukee's south side, Aurora Sinai Medical Center adjacent to downtown Milwaukee, or the Aurora Women's Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center in West Allis, a southeast suburb of Milwaukee.

For example, physicians at St. Luke's established many firsts in cardiac care and the St. Luke's Emergency Department is a Level II trauma center. Sinai is home to a Level III newborn intensive care unit, while the Aurora Women's Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center serves patients requiring tertiary care in perinatology.

Aurora hospitals provide emergency and/or very specialized care in areas such as interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, neuroendovascular therapy, pancreatic biliary disease, orthopedic subspecialties, spinal surgery, and bone marrow transplant or immunotherapy.

A complete list of services follows. Underlined section headings link to other areas of the Aurora Web site. Listings with asterisks (*) may be of particular interest to physicians.

Behavioral health

  • Counseling center
  • Inpatient services
  • Outpatient services

Cardiology/cardiac services

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm repair
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Electrophysiology studies
    • Arrhythmia detection
    • Catheter ablation
    • Implantation and monitoring of cardioverters/defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac pacemakers
    • Tilt table testing for neurocardiogenic syncope
    • Focal atrial ablation
  • Heart failure clinic
  • Institute for Cardiac Rhythms
  • Interventional cardiology
    • Cardiac catheterization
    • Balloon angioplasty
    • Cardiac stents
    • Brachytherapy
  • Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center
  • Pace Watch Program
  • Second Opinion Program
  • Cardiac transplant
  • Ventricular assist device

Cancer services

  • Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic information line
  • Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinics
  • Apheresis
  • Autologous bone marrow transplant
  • Cancer counseling center
  • Clinical trials
  • Immunotherapy program
  • Genetics
  • Lymphedema treatment
  • Radiation oncology
    • Prostate seed therapy
    • Intraoperative radiation therapy
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery
    • Gamma knife
    • Intravascular brachytherapy
    • Total body radiation
  • Second opinion services for patients with cancer*
    • Breast care conference*
    • GI case conference*
    • Gamma knife/neuro oncology case conference*
    • Specialty boards*
      • Breast conference*
      • Head and neck conference*
      • GI conference*
      • Endocrine conference*
      • Radiosurgery/neurosurgery conference*
      • Tumor boards*
  • Breast care program
    • Breast surgery
    • Breast reconstruction
  • Colorectal cancer
    • Anal/rectal physiology lab
    • Colorectal surgery
  • Liver cancer
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Cryotherapy for liver metastasis
  • Gynecologic cncology
  • Head and neck cancer
    • Head and neck cancer surgery
    • Head and neck cancer surgery microvascular reconstruction surgery
  • Melanoma sentinel node mapping
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Thoracic oncology

Medicine

  • Critical care medicine
  • Endocrine diabetes center
    • Endocrine research lab
    • Diagnostic endocrine testing
    • Adrenal disorders
    • Diabetes
      • Diabetes and dietary education
      • Diabetes support groups
      • Gestational diabetes
      • Lipid disorders
      • Metabolic bone disorders
      • Pituitary disorders
      • Secondary hypertension
      • Thyroid disorders
      • Women's health disorders
  • Geriatric care
    • Geriatrics Institute
      • Comprehensive geriatric assessments
      • Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute dementia evaluations
      • Follow-up/life planning
      • Community wellness programs
      • Research and education*
  • Hepatology
  • Hyperbaric Medicine treatment for:
    • Air or gas embolism
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Smoke inhalation
    • Traumatic ischemias
    • Decompression sickness
    • Non-healing wounds
    • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
    • Refractory osteomyelitis
    • Radiation tissue damage
    • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
    • Thermal burns
    • Intracranial abscess
  • Immunology and infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Pain management services
    • Acupuncture
    • Aquatic therapy
    • Biofeedback
    • Individual counseling
    • Medication management
    • Physical/occupational therapy
    • Stress management/support groups
    • Celiac plexus block
    • Epiduroscopy
    • Epidural steroid injections
    • Galvanic electrical stimulation
    • Inplantable stimulators
    • Intravenous regional blocks
    • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
    • Stellate ganglion blocks
    • Trigger point injections
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep disorders
    • Snoring
    • Sleep apnea
    • Insomnia
    • Narcolepsy
    • Restless leg syndrome
    • Parasomnias
    • REM behavior disorders
    • Behavioral therapies for insomnia
    • Nocturnal oxygen titration
    • CPAP and BIPAP titration
    • Home health care referrals
    • Support groups
  • Urology

Neuroscience center programs

  • Back, neck and spine surgery
    • Lumbar disc disease/lumbar stenosis
    • Cervical disc disease/cervical myelopathy
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Spinal cord tumors
    • Spinal cord vascular malformations
    • Spinal cord trauma
    • Vertebral tumors
    • Spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery
  • Gamma knife
    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Functional and movement disorders
    • Intracranial tumors
    • Meningioma
    • Pituitary adenomas
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Vascular malformations
  • Neurologic disorders
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's)
    • Cerebrovascular disorders
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Dementia
    • Dizziness
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headaches/migraines
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Myasthenia gravis
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Neuroautonomic disorders
    • Neuropathy
    • Epilepsy
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Stroke (cerebrovascular accident)
    • Aneurysm
    • Vascular malformations
    • Cancers of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
    • Inner ear and skull base disorders
    • Eye complications related to neurological disorders and disease
  • Opthalmology
    • Cornea and external disease
    • Glaucoma
    • Neuro-opthalmology
    • Opthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
    • Retinal and vitreous surgery
  • Orthopedic
    • Back, neck and spine surgery
    • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Hand surgery
    • Orthopedic oncology
    • Orthopedic trauma
    • Pediatric orthopedics
    • Joint replacement/revision
  • Pancreatic/biliary center services
    • Diagnostic ERCP
    • Therapeutic ERCP
    • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Radiology
    • Computed tomography*
      • Helical CT arteriography*
      • 3D reconstructions and 2D reformats*
      • CT guided intervention*
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
    • GI fluoroscopic procedures*
    • Interventional procedures*
      • GI interventional procedures*
      • Percutaneous gastrostomy and jejunostomy tube placement/management*
      • Percutaneous gallbladder drainage*
      • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portal Systemic Shunt (TIPS)*
      • Embolization of GI bleeding*
      • Percutaneous biliary drainage, stenting, biopsy, stone extraction, treatment of benign and malignant structures*
      • Chemoembolization*
      • Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation*
      • Aortic stent grafting
      • Venous thrombolysis and grafting
      • Uterine fibroid embolization
      • Venous port placement
      • Petrosal sinus and adrenal vein sampling
      • Pediatric intervention*
  • Neuroradiology*
    • Vertebroplasty*
    • Spinal compression fractures*
    • Malignant compression fractures*
    • Vertebral hemangiomas*
    • Thrombolysis for acute stroke*
    • Pre-operative embolization of meningiomas*
    • Balloon angioplasty for vasospasm*
    • Temporary occlusion test of internal carotid artery*
    • Cervical carotid angioplasty and stent placement*
    • WADA testing*
    • Fibrinolytic therapy for central retinal vein/artery occlusion*
    • Embolization of arteriovenous malformations and saccular aneurysms*
    • Magnetic resonance diffusion imaging*
    • Magnetic resonance perfusion imaging*
    • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy*
    • Magnetic resonance angiography intracranial and cervical carotid*
  • Nuclear medicine*
    • Tumor imaging*
      • FDG tumor scan*
      • I-131 body scan*
      • MIBG scan*
      • Miraluma scan*
      • Oncoscint scan*
      • Octreoscan*
      • Parathyroid scan*
      • PET scan*
      • ProstaScint scan*
      • Sentinel lymph node localization study*
    • Cardiac imaging*
      • Pharmacologic or exercise myocardial perfusion scan*
      • SPECT gated heart study*
      • Shunt study*
    • Infection imaging*
      • White blood cell scan*
      • White blood cell scan with bone localization*
    • Renal imaging*
      • Captopril renogram*
      • Lasix renogram*
    • Gastrointestinal imaging*
      • Red blood cell scan of the liver*
      • Gastric emptying scan*
      • LaVeen or Denver Shunt study*
    • Miscellaneous imaging*
      • Acutect scan*
      • Bone mineral density study*
      • Radionuclide cisternogram*
      • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt study*
    • Radionuclide therapy*
      • I-131 Bexxar*
      • I-131 hyperthyroidism therapy*
      • I-131 thyroid cancer therapy*
      • P-32 therapy*
      • Quadramet therapy*
    • Interventional ultrasound*
      • Core biopsies*
      • Aspiration biopsies*
      • Drainage procedures*
      • Thoracentesis or paracentesis*
      • Peripheral pseudoaneurysm repair with thrombin*
    • Peripheral vascular studies
      • Extracranial carotid and vertebral artery evaluation*
      • Upper and lower extremity venous evaluation - with pressure measurements, velocity calculations, and color mapping*
      • Endovascular ultrasound*
      • OB/GYN ultrasound*

Surgery

  • Bariatric (treatment of obesity)
  • Breast
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Colorectal
  • General
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    • Vascular
  • Hand
  • Neuro
  • Orthopedic
  • Plastic and reconstructive
  • Transplant

Transplantation

  • Transplant clinic
  • Heart and lung transplantation cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Heart transplantation cardiac surgeons
  • Transplant cardiologists
  • Transplant pulmonologists
  • Liver and kidney transplantation surgeons
  • Transplant nephrologists
  • Transplant hepatologists

Women's services