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George B. Haasler, MD, FACS, FACCP

Professor; Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery

Location

  • Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
  • 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Overview

Diseases and Conditions

  • Benign Lung Tumors
  • Causalgia
  • Chest Trauma
  • Congenital Deformities of the Chest Wall
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Diseases (tumors, fluid collections, infections)

Treatments and Services

  • Chest Wall Reconstruction
  • Esophageal Surgery-repair of benign problems/motility disorders
  • Lung Surgery - Abscesses and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Surgery for Chronic Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Laser and Stenting Procedures in Bronchi, Trachea, and Esophagus

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages

  • English
  • German

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Community Memorial Hospital – Menomonee Falls
  • St. Joseph's Hospital - West Bend – West Bend
  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital – Waukesha
  • Columbia - St. Mary's Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Laser Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Clinic Locations

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

Zablocki VA Medical Center

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Biography


Dr. Haasler specializes in non-cardiac chest surgery, performing surgery on the lungs, esophagus, and chest wall (including the rib cage). He is respected for his technical skill and expertise with difficult lung and esophageal tumors, and with airway disorders. He is also known for his compassionate bedside manner, and his ability to explain to each patient their diagnosis, treatment options, and long-term prognosis in an easily understood manner.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - New York, NY (1977)
Fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Research - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons - New York, NY (1980-1981)
Residency in General Surgery - Presbyterian Hospital - New York, NY (1978-1982)
Residency in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Research - Presbyterian Hospital - New York, NY (1983-1985)
Internship in General Surgery - Presbyterian Hospital - New York, NY (1977-1978)