September 29, 2023

🔒 Physicians plans to transform former Brookfield financial institution department into multidisciplinary clinic, outpatient surgical procedure heart

A former Previous Nationwide Financial institution constructing in Brookfield, positioned on West Capital Drive east of Brookfield Highway, will quickly be house to a physician-owned-and-operated multi-disciplinary clinic and ambulatory surgical procedure heart.

Docs, and husband-and-wife companions, Ramagopal Tumuluri and Sumana Koduri, not too long ago submitted plans to town of Brookfield to renovate roughly half of the 19,900-square-foot, two-story construction at 18200 Capitol Drive. The venture consists of tearing down the drive-thru space on the western aspect of the constructing and changing it with a 2,368-square-foot addition. The renovation and addition would give the physicians 12,372 sq. ft between the 2 flooring.

Presently dubbed Brookfield Cardiovascular Assoc. & Medical Workplace, Ambulatory Surgical procedure Middle, the plan will likely be to make use of the primary flooring of the constructing for out-patient or “day” surgical procedures, and the second flooring for clinic and doctor workplace house.

Tumuluri, an interventional heart specialist who presently practices at Aurora St. Luke’s, would carry out angioplasties, and different cardiovascular procedures involving stents. Whereas, Koduri, a urogynecologist who presently practices with Froedtert and the Medical School of Wisconsin, would carry out varied procedures associated to her apply, together with vaginal sling operations used to deal with incontinence.

Different procedures may be carried out on the ambulatory surgical procedure heart relying on what different specialty physicians be a part of the apply, Tumuluri mentioned.

The surgical procedure heart will embrace three procedure-related rooms: a full-fledged, 600-square-foot working room, a hybrid catheterization lab with a set C-Arm, and a smaller working room. There will even be six post-operating bays the place sufferers can recuperate earlier than going house for the day.

The second flooring will embrace a cardiology clinic targeted on peripheral vascular, vein, coronary heart valve and coronary heart rhythm circumstances, and the Girls’s Middle for Incontinence and Pelvic Well being led by Koduri. Different specialties may embrace foot and pulmonary care.

Tulumuri mentioned he’s nonetheless speaking with physicians about becoming a member of the clinic.

The clinic itself is slated to be in operation by November, with the surgical procedure heart opening in April or Could. Steinbach Dental is slated to keep up its apply throughout the jap part of the constructing.

Whereas southeastern Wisconsin is house to a handful of multi-specialty clinics and ambulatory surgical procedure facilities, virtually none of these are independently run by physicians themselves. Most are run by massive well being care networks like ProHealth Care, Froedtert Well being, Ascension and Aurora.

Tulumuri and Koduri mentioned they’re constructing their very own clinic, as a result of they need to have better independence of their respective practices, and to offer higher affected person care that may be individualized.

“A variety of sufferers are bored with the massive programs,” Koduri mentioned.

“They get scared after they go to huge system hospitals,” Tulumuri added, noting that having a clinic separate from a big hospital may make such procedures extra handy and accessible.

“Right here they park in entrance of the constructing, get their process, and they’re out,” he mentioned. “And, traditionally talking, the price is one-third or lower than what it prices within the hospital – 90.6% of day surgical procedures at the moment are being achieved in ambulatory surgical procedure facilities.”

Koduri additionally identified that care can usually be delivered much more shortly in an ambulatory surgical procedure heart.

“It’s arduous to get into the principle hospital ORs, and now the hospital-affiliated ambulatory surgical procedure facilities are getting backed up,” she mentioned. “Many of the hospitals are having lengthy wait occasions, each for sufferers and physicians. Generally procedures are postponed as a result of physicians are usually not getting the time to function.”

With the brand new clinic and ambulatory heart, the companions are hoping to ship subspecialty care a lot quicker than sufferers are used to as of late, they mentioned.

Docs, and husband-and-wife companions, Ramagopal Tumuluri and Sumana Koduri, not too long ago submitted plans to town of Brookfield to renovate roughly half of a 19,900-square-foot, two-story construction at 18200 Capitol Drive and switch it right into a clinic and ambulatory surgical procedure heart. (Cara Spoto/BizTimes)