Heart Surgery Second Opinion Program

older couple second opinion Diagnosed with a Heart Problem? 

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with a heart condition, it is essential to know about all treatment options before making any important decisions.

You Deserve an Expert Second Opinion.

Having a strong understanding of your treatment options allows you to make an informed decision that can make a lasting difference. The Aspirus Heart & Vascular Second Opinion Program provides access to an expert opinion that will aid you in making those important decisions.

Obtaining a second opinion from a qualified surgeon from one of Watson's Health Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals may be significant in your decision. Our surgeons are committed to helping you make the most informed choice about your diagnosis or recommended treatment.

Surgical second opinions are common practice throughout the health care industry and are frequently used to assist in providing the best care possible for patients. Most physicians encourage a second opinion, especially when it involves a major operation such as a heart related procedure. We see patients who want to explore all options and discuss the latest advances in treatment.

Why seek a Second Opinion?

  • Your symptoms are not getting better
  • You want to know if there are other options — including medicines or procedures
  • You don't feel confident about your doctor’s recommendations
  • You feel rushed to decide on a medicine or procedure
  • You’re concerned about the risk of treatment and how it might affect your lifestyle

We can Provide Second Opinions for:

  • Atrial Fibrillation surgery
  • Complex aortic surgery
  • Mitral valve repair or replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Minimally invasive heart surgery procedures
  • Maze or Mini-Maze procedure
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Arrhythmia

How do I Schedule an Appointment?

To schedule a second opinion appointment, call 715.847.0400

Patients will be set up with an appointment with the Aspirus Heart & Vascular Second Opinion Program within 48 hours of initial contact. In many cases, insurance will cover second opinion appointments. If you would help to verify your coverage, please inquire when making your appointment.


  • Don McClellan's Aspirus Story

    Don McClellan's Aspirus Story

    Don McClellan of Tigerton, Wisconsin, was facing a third open-heart surgery, but was able to receive a less-invasive treatment thanks to Aspirus Heart & Vascular.