Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Treating Cardiovascular Diseases in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois

The Cardiothoracic Surgery program treats patients who have cardiovascular disease and need cardiac (heart) or thoracic (chest) surgery.

Our mission is to help patients receive the highest quality of care and superior results by offering them access to state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based practices.

Cardiothoracic Surgery provides referring physicians and their patients with convenient options for receiving highly specialized services and access to the latest technological advancements.

We work collaboratively with cardiovascular services and other disciplines to:

  • Determine a patient’s level of risk for these procedures
  • Determine the appropriateness of care
  • Ensure that all necessary precautions are taken
  • Ensure that all options are explored

The types of surgeries and services we provide include:

  • Ascending aorta surgery
  • Atrial myxoma
  • Carotid endaterectomy
  • Consultation – preoperative
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • CyberKnife®
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Heart transplantation
  • Hybrid surgery – atrial fibrillation
  • ICD/pacemaker implantation
  • Left ventricular assist device (L-VAD)
  • Research projects, including CoreValve® research
  • Robotic heller myotomy
  • Robotic mitral valve surgery
  • Robotic-assisted procedures
  • Second opinion referrals
  • Thoracic graft stenting
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Valve surgery
  • Ventricular assist devices (VAD)

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Aurora Cardiothoracic Surgery offers its patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care. Our team members include:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Cardiac rehab therapists
  • Certified perfusionists (heart-lung machine operators)
  • Certified physician assistants
  • Dieticians
  • Enhanced intensive care unit (E-ICU) specialists
  • Intensivists (physicians who direct and provide medical care in ICUs)
  • Nurse clinicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pastoral care providers
  • Quality managers

Locations and Contact Information

To learn more about our physician referral services, second opinion program, clinic office consultations or our services and technologies, please contact us:

Aurora Cardiothoracic Surgery
Aurora Medical Group
2901 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway
Suite #511
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Heart, Lung and Vascular Center
2845 Greenbrier Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54311

We provide cardiothoracic surgeries at the following medical centers:

We provide inpatient and outpatient consultations at the following medical centers and medical clinics: