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Sands-Constellation Heart Institute

Heart Care That Changes Lives

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is a network of heart care experts located throughout the Rochester area and Central and Western New York regions, working together to provide each and every patient with the latest and best possible cardiac care.We have a national reputation as a center of excellence in diagnosing, preventing, treating and managing heart disease and conditions. We were recognized by Healthgrades in 2019 as being among the top 5% in the country for heart services.

Our Heart Services

Learn About Gordon's Story

When heart surgery is needed, the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital is equipped with the latest technology and some of the most skilled cardiac surgeons in the country.

Gordon, 61, suffered his cardiac arrest at work last June and was rushed unconscious to Unity. Doctors restarted his heart, but he remained unresponsive. Physicians could not operate until his heart’s rhythm was stabilized. In order to limit damage to his brain, Cameron Hall, MD, made the decision to deliberately reduce Gordon’s core body temperature to around 90 degrees through therapeutic hypothermia.
Cardiac Rehabilitation at Newark-Wayne

A Regional Approach

No matter where you live in Western New York and the Finger Lakes, the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute is ready to assist you. Our cardiology teams are located around the region, giving you easy access to our comprehensive care network. And we work closely with all referring physicians to make sure you or your loved one is quickly connected to the appropriate specialist. Find a Heart Institute location near you.When heart surgery is needed, the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital is equipped with the latest technology and some of the most skilled cardiac surgeons in the country.
Find a Heart Institute location near you

Committed to preventing Heart Disease, Stroke, and Heart Attacks

We have a strong focus on prevention and patient education. SCHI offers a full-service cardiac rehabilitation program where you can receive counseling on diet and nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, stress management and exercise in a safe and monitored environment following a cardiac event. And because prevention is the best cure for cardiac disease, our team of exercise specialists, registered dieticians, and social workers are available to assist you in learning more about your best defenses against heart disease and stroke and what you can do to keep your heart healthy. 

Physician Leadership Team

Call us at
(585)922-5661

For more information about our cardiac rehab
(585)368-4374