Our heart and vascular team offers programs that allow you to explore more about your condition and receive advanced treatment and attention if necessary. If you are currently diagnosed with a heart or vascular condition, we offer an easily accessible and thorough evaluation with some of the country’s best cardiac and vascular physicians. Whether you want to confirm a treatment plan or want to find out more options, we are there to assist you in planning the next step for your heart and vascular care.
We see patients with all kinds of heart and vascular disease or problems – from heart failure to atrial fibrillation to peripheral artery disease. Our Cardiac Second Opinion Program and Vascular Second Opinion Program have dedicated and highly trained physician experts who specialize in all types of heart and vascular disease. They are involved in the latest research and utilize state-of-the-science diagnostic and treatment technology.
Benefits of a Second Opinion
You should not feel intimidated to request a second opinion from your current physician. In fact, most physicians encourage their patients to explore options when faced with a major health issue. Our physicians have built outstanding relationships with area physicians and will work with you and your physician in providing a customized care plan.
We believe that patients with heart and vascular diseases need to explore all alternatives to choose what is best for them. A second opinion, whether from our team or others, allows you the peace of mind to make the right decision.
Participation in Clinical Trials May be an Option
As part of the only academic medical center in eastern Wisconsin we have access to the latest treatments and technology. This means you will be presented with the best treatment options for your individual case. In addition, our physicians are involved in ongoing research. In fact, we are one of the top research centers in the country, receiving more National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant funding than almost any academic medical center nationwide.
Our physicians might suggest that you become involved in one of our on-going clinical trials as a treatment for your heart or vascular disease. Read more about clinical trial participation.
Most insurance carriers cover second opinion visits. You will need to check with your insurance carrier regarding your plan coverage prior to your visits. For more information, please call our team at 414-805-3666 or outside Milwaukee, 800-272-3666, and select option 1.
Chicago Man Benefits From Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Dr. Robert Boxer had a history of heart problems, including a leaky heart valve. He traveled from the Chicago area to seek out the expertise of Dr. Michael Salinger, who repaired the valve. Dr. Boxer was home for dinner the following evening.
Inspired by Her Care, This Patient Became a Nurse
When Nicole collapsed from an undetected heart condition, our vascular surgeons had to amputate her legs because of her compromised blood flow. With the help of prosthetics, Nicole learned to walk again. Now, Nicole is a nurse at Froedtert Hospital.