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Below are a few of our services you may be interested in. For a full list of Ascension Columbia St. Mary's health services click here.

Advance Directives and Living Wills
Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time. They give you a way to tell your wishes to family, friends, and health care professionals and to avoid confusion later on.


Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery
At Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Bariatric Center, we recognize how difficult it is to lose weight through dieting and exercise programs. You've probably tried a variety of these programs over the years, with little or no success. It is important to know you haven't run out of options. Our Bariatric Center is one of a few centers in southeastern Wisconsin dedicated to helping severely overweight people.  


Behavioral Medicine
When challenging life circumstances result in a decrease in emotional or behavioral functioning, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness can follow. Unresolved, these life circumstances can lead to debilitating mental health conditions or chemical dependency.

At Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s, our Behavioral Medicine Services are designed to help and support you and your family through challenging times and serious conditions. We provide treatment for mental illness and addiction in an environment of respect, dignity and compassion.


Cancer Care
The Cancer Center is a 'destination of choice' for people diagnosed with cancer throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Cancer patients often seek medical care from multiple healthcare professionals at different times throughout treatment. The Cancer Center integrates all of the caregivers, physicians, nursing and support staff, together at one site to enhance communication among those providers and their patients, ultimately creating better patient outcomes

Center for Pain Management
When pain is a part of your life, little else matters. Living with pain can affect your emotional and physical well-being, as well as your relationships with family, friends and co-workers. Often you lose the ability to remain involved in the activities you love. It can be difficult to find relief, and it’s easy to become discouraged. But giving in to pain is not the answer.

At Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s we can help you manage and sometimes eliminate your pain. Our goal is to help you regain control and enjoy a quality of life that helps you feel like yourself again.


Chiropractic Medicine
Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s offers chiropractic services within our medical clinics. We strive to find the root of your problem and will work with other health care professionals to fix the underlying condition.

Similar to an initial visit with your medical doctor, your chiropractor will ask about your health and area(s) of concern. You will also be asked about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem.


You can schedule a colonoscopy with the following Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s locations or contact your primary care provider for a recommendation. Thank you for the opportunity in allowing us to partner with you toward better health. 


Continence Services for Men
Many men can experience the involuntary leakage of urine. When this happens frequently enough to be a problem, it’s called urinary incontinence. Contrary to popular belief, urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging or something to be expected after surgery. Urinary incontinence is usually caused by a physical problem and, many times, can be treated with positive results.


Dermatology Services


Diabetes Treatment Center
The Diabetes Treatment Center at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's offers comprehensive help for people with diabetes. Center staff work together with you and your physician to achieve the results you want.


Gastroenterology Services
Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s group of highly-skilled, board-certified gastroenterologists provides comprehensive care in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the digestive system, which includes the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, intestines and liver. From routine screenings to the most advanced procedures, our goal is to provide the best in specialty care combined with compassion and a personal approach.

Between 60 and 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by digestive diseases, resulting in at least 3.5 million office visits each year. Studies show that people would be more likely to seek professional help for their condition if they were confident the disease could be better managed or cured. Whether you are suffering from heartburn or a painful stomach ache, don’t hesitate to seek medical help. Statistics show that you are not alone, but it is up to you to make that next step toward better health and a happier life.

Heart Care
With the latest cardiovascular treatments and technology as well as the finest cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, you can trust us with your heart at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s.


Joint Replacement
Our three decades of experience with joint replacement procedures and the expertise of the orthopaedic surgeons make Ascension Columbia St. Mary's a leader in joint replacement surgery.

Our team of knowledgeable orthopaedic nurses and therapists work closely with the physicians to promote a successful joint replacement experience. In preparation for what to expect during the hospital stay, an educational session led by a nurse and a therapist is offered prior to admission. For those persons needing a longer recovery time, or specialized services or equipment after they leave the hospital, our case managers will provide advice and assistance in coordinating discharge needs.


Multiple Sclerosis
If you’ve been diagnosed with MS, then you know that living with this disease is a lot like living in general. There are ups and downs, and some days are better than others. The important thing to remember is that hope springs eternal and that you are not defined by MS.

Our focus is to help you manage your disease so that it has as little impact as possible on your quality of life, allowing you to do the things you enjoy. We see our role as your healthcare partner, and we will navigate life together.


Podiatric Medicine
Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s provides sensitive and expert podiatric care for adults and children. We feel our patients deserve to have accurate information and reliable resources available in order to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. As you navigate through this site you will find a wealth of information about podiatry, foot and ankle ailments and available treatments. 

Sinus Center
People suffering from chronic sinus conditions often forget what it’s like to breathe freely or live without sinus pain or congestion. They often learn to just cope with their discomfort. With modern treatment techniques, almost all sinus and nasal problems can be greatly improved. Some mild problems can be treated with over-the-counter medicines. Some problems require a visit to a doctor. If you have sinus issues that you just "live with," it’s worth your time to seek the advice of an ear, nose and throat specialist at the Sinus Center.


Cerified Primary Stroke Centers
Stroke is serious. It happens fast. And because of how stroke impacts a person's health, it is essential that people get help right away.


Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee and Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee both have received Primary Stroke Center Certification from the Joint Commission – a regulating organization dedicated to improving healthcare safety and quality of care. That means we have in place the staff and protocols to recognize stroke patients when they enter our emergency department and provide a fast response for treating stroke.

As a Primary Stroke Center, Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for our stroke patients. Our nursing staff is trained to quickly assess patients for symptoms of stroke so that they see a physician within minutes of arriving. Diagnostic tests and a consultation with a neurologist are complete within 45 minutes.



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