Ascension Medical Group Providence Cardiovascular Clinic has an uncompromising commitment to remain focused on the needs and concerns of our patients and their family members. Our commitment to you is what continuously drives our practice philosophy and creates a caring and compassionate environment. Our team of dedicated and highly specialized surgeons brings together a combination of clinical knowledge, surgical expertise and years of experience in offering a comprehensive care program for the surgical management of cardiac, thoracic and peripheral vascular disease.

Ascension Medical Group Providence Cardiovascular Clinic physicians are passionate about improving the quality of cardiovascular care available throughout the region and enhancing the health and quality of life for our patients.


Cardiac Surgeries

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (also referred to as CABG – pronounced “Cabbage”)
  • Valve replacement/Repair- Tissue (Bovine or Swine) vs. Mechanical
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair (Open vs. Endoscopic)
  • Maze Procedure- Antiarrhythmia (Atrial Fibrillation)

Thoracic Surgeries

  • Video-Assisted Thoracotomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Decortications

Vascular Surgeries

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Amputations

Pre-Admission Information

Most patients will need to come in for pre-op lab work, X-rays and teaching. These services are provided in our Outpatient Services Department located on the second floor of the main hospital. This is the same area of the hospital you will come to the day of your surgery.


The nurse navigator follows all of the cardiovascular and thoracic patients of Dr. Jeffrey Young, Dr. Michael McBride and Dr. Richard Helmer from admission to discharge. She assists the patient and family with education regarding their surgery and is here to make sure you have a positive experience during this complex time.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

The R.W. Crosthwait, Sr. Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center offers a variety of cardiac rehabilitation services.

For general questions regarding the following, please call 254-751-4332:

  • Post-operative recovery
  • Discharge instructions
  • Management of symptoms
  • Draining or reddening wounds
  • Incisional care
  • Questions related to surgery

Important Phone Numbers

Ascension Providence Cardiac Rehab254-751-4792
Ascension Providence Congestive Heart Failure Clinic254-751-4284
Ascension Providence Protime Clinic254-751-4741


American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association
The Heart Hospital at Providence