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With our heart specialists and Indiana University Health partnership, it's no wonder we're the go-to hospital for heart care in Waukesha County

ProHealth Care has long been a leader in heart surgery in Wisconsin. Historically, our program has been one of the state’s busiest with hundreds of cardiothoracic surgeries performed annually. Combine that experience with the knowledge of Indiana University Health which performs more than 1,900 surgeries each year. We are prepared to care for patients facing some of the most complicated heart, lung and vascular procedures.  .

The physicians and staff of ProHealth and Indiana University Health collaborate to employ the clinical protocols, care pathways and quality metrics that have been the foundation of Indiana’s program. Working together, they jointly oversee ProHealth's surgery program in Waukesha, setting standards for clinical quality, safety and the patient experience.

Our multidisciplinary team includes the full spectrum of care, from state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to cardiac rehabilitation, and treatments in between implemented by interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons.

Cardiologists

Cardiologists are physicians who specialize in treating problems of the cardiovascular system - the heart, arteries, and veins of the body. They are often at the core of the care team. Cardiovascular disease is often first suspected and diagnosed by a primary care physician, who then refers the patient to a cardiologist who then may manage treatment him/herself or work with surgeons, electrophysiologists or others for treatment.

Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the chest. Cardiac surgery involves treatment of the heart and greater blood vessels. Thoracic surgery focuses on lung-related diseases or conditions.

Electrophysiologists

Electrophysiology is the cardiology specialty that diagnoses and treats heart arrhythmias, or problems related to the heart's electrical system that regulates the heart's rhythm. Electrophysiologists cure or control irregular heart beats using cardiac ablation, medication, implanted heart devices and/or surgical procedures.

Interventional Cardiologists

Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that focuses specifically on the catheter-based treatments of heart disease and structural heart defects. Procedures performed by interventional cardiologists include angioplasty, stenting, atherectomy, carotid stenting, percutaneous mitral valve repair and more.