Anyone can call directly for an appointment with a cardiovascular surgeon; a physician referral is not required. Most patients are first evaluated as outpatients. Appointment staff will help coordinate appointments and tests at Mayo and answer any questions.

Surgery, if needed, is scheduled as promptly as possible. Mayo surgeons are committed to meeting the needs of patients and their families.

Online Requests

U.S. Patients

Secure online appointment request form.

We will reply within 24 hours or on the next business day.

Telephone Requests


7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday

Becoming a Patient

See information on patient services at the three Mayo Clinic locations, including transportation options and lodging.