About the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute

The Rochester Regional Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) is recognized across Western New York as a center of excellence in diagnosing, preventing, treating and managing heart disease and conditions. Every physician and member of our staff is dedicated to help you maintain the highest level of heart health. We take pride in providing exceptional, caring and personalized cardiac care to each one of our patients, each and every day.

A state-of-the-art cardiac center for your heart health

Drs. Ronald Kirshner, Chief of Cardiac Services & Cardiothoracic Surgery and Gerald Gacioch, Chief of Cardiology at Rochester General Hospital.
The physicians at SCHI have access to many of the most sophisticated, lifesaving treatments and technology for heart disease.

And, as a Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery Center, our physicians have access to the latest technology and research more rapidly. As a result, we are able to provide you with the best possible interventional and cardiothoracic (heart and lung), surgical services for your personal cardiac care concerns.

The Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital is a regional leader in cardiac care. As one of the largest cardiac programs in New York State, SCHI offers patients the clinical care they need.  With three dedicated operating rooms, four state-of-the-art cardiac labs and two electrophysiology labs at RGH, SCHI is able to ensure that your heart health needs are met.

Committed to preventing heart disease, stroke and heart attack

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.

For more information about our cardiac rehab, contact 585.368.4374.